Rosh Hashanah seder

Some of the foods traditionally eaten at a Rosh Hashanah seder

A Rosh Hashanah seder is a festive meal held on the Jewish holy day of Rosh Hashanah.

At the Rosh Hashanah seder, special foods known as simanim (signs) are served.


According to author Rahel Musleah, the tradition of holding a seder on Rosh Hashanah is at least 2000 years old.[1] It has especially been practiced among the Sephardi communities of the Mediterranean region.[2]


The following foods are traditionally eaten, though individual customs vary:

  • Beets
  • Dates
  • Leeks
  • Pomegranates
  • Pumpkins
  • Beans

Most common, a piece of apple is dipped in honey.


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