FOOD - APPLES AND HONEY
Before the Rosh Hashanah meal, it is a custom to place
sliced apples and a dish of honey on the dinner table.
After we light the candles and say kiddush,
each person at the table dips a slice of apple into
the honey. We then say the following blessing over the
Baruch atah, Adonai elohainu, melech haolam, boray
pree ha aitz.
Blessed are You, God, Ruler of the universe, creator of the fruit of the tree.
Then we say:
Y'hee ritzon meelfanechah, Adonai elohainu vi-elohay
avotaynu, sheh tichadesh alainu shanah tovah oomtookah.
May it be your will, our God and God of
our people, that the New Year be
and sweet for us.
by Stephen M. Wylen
Book of the Jewish Year
© by the UAHC Press
Reprinted with permission.
Other foods: Hallah
Other traditions: Tzedakah