Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is the holiday celebrating the Jewish new year and the anniversary of Adam and Eve.

Almost all of the foods served on Rosh Hashanah are sweet, such as tzimmes, noodle kugel, rugelach, dates, pomegranate seeds, roasted beets, and pumpkin dishes. Apples dipped in honey are the quintessential food for Rosh Hashanah, as they represent a sweet new year. In all of these dishes, honey can be replaced with agave nectar or Bee Free Honee. Other sweet recipes can be made with maple syrup, agave nectar, or sugar.

Challah, which is usually formed into a braid, is formed into a circle on Rosh Hashanah to represent the cyclic nature of the year. Vegan challah recipes can easily be found online.

It is also customary to blow a shofar ceremoniously more than 100 times over the course of the day. Shofars are usually made from ram horns, but lucky for rams, it is now possible to find synthetic shofars made from wood or other man-made materials.

The best way to welcome in a sweet new year is to start it by being sweet to animals. Shana Tovah!

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