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September 11th, 2010
06:19 PM ET

Eatocracy: Recipes for a sweet New Year

Editor's Note: Another great post from our sister blog Eatocracy about the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hoshanah

The exhortation to have a "good and sweet year" isn't just a figure of speech; it also guides the menu for celebrations of Rosh Hashanah for Jewish people around the world. This observance of the New Year brings the faithful together, for two nights in some communities and one night in others, in services to reflect upon and celebrate the year that has passed and the one that is to come.

The shofar – the horn of a ram – is blown, bread is tossed into the water to indicate the casting off of sins, prayers and poems are recited.

Then comes the feasting.

Read the full story here.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Food • Holidays • Judaism

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