Families come together to share in a meal of apples dipped in honey, signifying a sweet new year for everyone, and kitke (the plaited bread) in a round shape. Usually this bread isn’t circular, however for this occasion, it represents a round, full new year with no edges. It’s a symbol of purity, also drizzled in honey for sweetness —both on the tongue and throughout the new year.
Rosh Hashanah is meant to be a day of rest, not labour. The Torah expressly forbids one to do any work on Rosh Hashanah, as well as other major Jewish holy days. They day is to be spent honouring this requirement, feasting with family.
To our readers celebrating; Shana Tova.