News Brief 9/1/2013, Elul 26, 5773
US-Israel Recipes: Chocolate Cake with Pomegranate Swirl
Now known as the Rosh Hashanah seder, this is a “program” run through at the start of a Rosh Hashanah meal, where we partake of a series of symbolic foods (the 'simanim') each followed by a specific blessing.
"Simanim" – literally means signs or indicators – that are meant to point the way to improved circumstances.
Observant Jews take this quite seriously, preceding their consumption of these foods on Rosh Hashanah with a specific, heartfelt prayer connected to the character of the food.