A seder for Rosh Hashanah?
The custom dates back 2000 years to the Talmud, which suggests that at the start of the New Year people should eat foods that grow abundantly and that symbolize fertility, prosperity, beauty, and freedom. Jewish communities around the world, especially Sephardic and Mizrahi communities from Spain, Portugal, North Africa and the Middle East, have long celebrated Rosh Hashanah by blessing the new year with symbolic foods.
Organized around traditional foods including apples, pomegranates, pumpkins, leeks, beets, beans and dates, the seder proceeds in a prescribed order (seder means "order") with appropriate blessings, commentary, stories, and wordplays. Judy Jarrett’s lively, four-color illustrations and intricate borders perfectly complement the text.
Each section of author Rahel Musleah’s carefully researched volume includes "Think" questions and activities to extend the seder and to provoke discussions throughout the High Holiday season. The book concludes with holiday recipes, music, and New Year food customs from around the world.