As Rosh Hashana is essentially the Jewish New Year, it is welcomed in with a more somber and serious approach than say our December 31st celebrations. During this two-day holiday, most of which is spent in synagogue, all heads and hearts are turned to a spiritual connection to bring light into the new year. How is this done - through serious repenting for our shortcomings, renewed commitment to G-D, and a vow to do better. In the past, I have been quite strict with observing this High Holiday, at other times, especially while I was living abroad, I was more, how do you say, "flexible", with adhering to traditions and protocol. In all instances, the food played center stage - ok, off center to G-D.
The why and how of eating during Rosh Hashana could fill a few posts, so instead, I'll just give you a visual hint (and a link) of what to eat today and tomorrow to bring in a beautiful, green and light-filled New Year.