Rosh Hashanah Vocabulary

Rosh Hashanah Vocabulary

Shanah Tovah- a greeting used for Rosh Hashanah. It means “May it be a good year”

Apples and honey -  a traditional food for Rosh Hashanah is apples dipped in honey, to symbolize a sweet beginning to the new year  (Click here to watch the Maccabeats do the #gracekelly challenge to “Apples and Honey”)

Shofar- a horn (usually made from a ram’s horn) used during Jewish ceremonies and especially on  Rosh Hashanah

Challah- a type of bread. Round challah may be served to symbolize the cycle of the new year

Tashlikh- some perform this ritual of praying near running water as part of Rosh Hashanah. It symbolizes the casting off of bad things