Celebrate Rosh Hashanah: Jewish New Year

Posted on August 18th, 2011

This September join us at Tuscany in Wheeling to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the  Jewish New Year. Chef Bolla Loza will be preparing classic Jewish dishes that symbolize the importance of this special celebration.

APPLES & HONEY: Traditionally apple slices are dipped into honey and eaten to symbolize wishes of a  sweet year ahead.

GEFILTE FISH: Rosh HaShanah literally means “head of the year” in Hebrew. For this reason in some Jewish communities it is traditional to eat the head of a fish during the Rosh Hashanah holiday meal. Fish is also eaten because it is an ancient symbol of fertility and abundance.

HONEY CAKE: Similar to the apples and honey, honey cake is eaten to express  wishes for a sweet New Year.

 

 

For those of you who are not Jewish, here’s how you say “Happy New Year” to your Jewish friends during Rosh Hashanah: “L’Shana Tova,” which literally means “For a Good Year.”

We hope you’ll join us at Tuscany for this very special Jewish holiday! Call today for reservations: 847-465-9988

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