5 Honey and Apple Centerpieces for a Sweet New Year
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Rosh Hashanah translated from Hebrew literally means "head of the year." The Jewish New Year is the beginning of the High Holy Days, or Yamim Noraim (the "Days of Awe"). And not unlike the New Year that begins for many of us in January, this holiday is a time for both celebration and serious reflection.
All over, you’ll be hearing practicing Jewish community members wishing everyone "L'shanah tovah u'metukah," which is Hebrew for "a good and sweet new year." Traditional Rosh Hashanah foods — apples and honey, raisin challah, honey cake, and pomegranate — are all, and much to our excitement, a large part of the celebration.
The start of the Jewish New year begins with an endearing tradition. To ensure a sweet new year, those that celebrate Rosh Hashanah will eat apples dipped in honey. This tradition is an inspiring (and tasty one) that can make finding unique décor for your table a breeze.
The key to setting a successful Rosh Hashanah table is playing up the elements the holiday is based on. However, a pot of honey and sliced apples left on the table will quickly go from cute to spoiled. So we’ve come up with some great ways to incorporate these staple foods into your décor to help you ring in a happy New Year!
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