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by: Rachel Sokol

Want to teach your kids about the meaning behind all those foods on your Rosh Hashana dinner plate? Overall, Rosh Hashana — the Jewish New Year and one of the “High Holy Days” — symbolizes new beginnings and counting your blessings. (This year, Rosh Hashana begins on at sundown on October 2 and ends at sundown on October 4.) Judaism places a great emphasis on cultural foods. So we’ve rounded up both the well-known and lesser-known Rosh Hashana eats, and explained their significance. Your children may not want to try all of them — but a taste of learning about them can’t hurt, right?

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