A Rosh Hashanah tradition of eating symbolic foods (simanim) is intended to help us ensure a good new year. The list of simanim varies between the Ashkenazic and Sephardic traditions.
Enjoy the culinary journey from the simanim mentioned in the Talmud (listed below) to the current French/Israeli tradition of eating a banana on Rosh Hashanah. Spelled “banane” in French, it sounds just like Bonne Année – French for Happy New Year!
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The eight symbolic foods (simanim) mentioned in the Talmud Rosh Hashanah symbols are:
- Leek or cabbage
- Head of a sheep or fish