This traditional Jewish bread has a moist, rich texture and is often braided. Serve it round on Rosh Hashanah to symbolize the perfection of the year to come. At the post-service meal, dip the challah in honey and enjoy. Honey is symbolic for the desire for a good year, and represents wealth and a generally good life.
One memorable tradition of Rosh Hashanah is eating the head of a fish during the holiday meal. While the head is a symbol of fertility and abundance, consuming it also represents the hope to be a leader in the world through moral living.
On the second night of Rosh Hashanah, celebrate by eating a new fruit that you haven't eaten this year while saying the shehecheyanu blessing, which gives thanks for life and the new season. We suggest a pomegranate, which is said to have 613 seeds, the same number as the mitzvoth.
Carrots, "meren" in Yiddish, also means "to increase." Serve roasted carrots with honey for a double-hit in welcoming the New Year: sweet symbolic honey and carrots, to represent the hope of increasing good deeds in the coming year.