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For Rosh Hashanah, honey, you have options
For Rosh Hashanah, honey, you have options

It doesn't matter whether you were born in Brooklyn or Borneo — if you're Jewish you'll probably include honey on your shopping list for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which begins on the evening of Sept. 28. Like most Jewish holidays, Rosh Hashanah is celebrated by extensive praying and expansive eating, but it is the only holiday in which honey plays a starring role. On Rosh Hashanah, it's not enough just to wish our brethren a "Happy New Year" — tradition holds that we wish them a sweet year as well. Thus, the festive meal opens with a centuries-old custom of dipping apple slices into honey, followed by dipping challah into honey (rather...

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