Another reason to love honey? “There’s a Jewish tradition that when a kid first starts going to school, their parents and teachers would cover the letters of the Hebrew alphabet with honey and give it to the new student,” explains Rabbi Miriam Farber Wajnberg, Director of Adult Jewish Learning and Interfaith Engagement at the JCC Manhattan. “It means learning should always be sweet, even when it’s hard. This is a great message to keep in mind when Rosh Hashana coincides with the beginning of the new school year!”
Please comment below and tell us which food is your family’s favorite! Will your kids give everything a try, now that they know the meaning behind what’s served at a traditional Rosh Hashana meal? It’s worth a shot!
Also, check out our picks for educational and fun Rosh Hashana gifts for kids!