Monday, September 29, 2008

Symbolic Rosh Hashana Foods in English

SQUASH... so that God will squash your enemies!

TARRAGON... so that 'terror' will be 'gone'

CASHEWS... for monetary success ('cash')
[cashews not necessarily compatible with anti-nut customs]

MINT... also relating to money

SUNFLOWER SEEDS... for illumination

JERUSALEM ARTICHOKES... for an end to Exile

POMEGRANATE... so that we will be strong like granite!

SOLE (the fish)... for spirituality

DATES... need no explanation.


Anonymous pmyf said...

sole... I'm glad you didn't say for bigger feet

9/29/2008 11:29 AM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

you made me almost literally ROTFL

9/29/2008 3:17 PM  
Blogger ADDeRabbi said...

How about meat, so you can meet someone?

10/01/2008 1:08 PM  
Blogger trn said...


How about cookie dough ice cream, also for monetary success? Hmm, milchig lunch second day?

Shanah tovah!

10/03/2008 8:20 AM  
Blogger Neil Harris said...

The "sole" is awesome!! (I'm just sorry I didn't read this post sooner). Gut Voch!

10/11/2008 10:46 PM  
Anonymous Joe in Australia said...

If you look at the derivation of the word "Jerusalem" in the word "Jerusalem artichoke" you will find another reason to eat it - "mimizrach ha-shemesh ad mvo'oh mehullal shem H'". That is, with the plant that turns to face the sun at its rising and setting we can praise G-d's name. Unfortunately the plant is notorious for causing flatulence, so I suggest you eat it in moderation.

10/15/2008 7:09 PM  

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