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 fruit:


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
good
and sweet for us.


by Stephen M. Wylen
From The Book of the Jewish Year
© by the UAHC Press
Reprinted with permission.


Other foods:
Hallah , Pomegranate, Fish

Other traditions: Tzedakah , Tashlich