Clockwise from top left: Harira soup, Zimtsterne cookies, cantaloupe seeds and snapper. (Wikimedia Commons/Flickr Commons/Getty Images)
NEW YORK (JTA) — After weary and ravenous American Jews file out of Yom Kippur services, many return home to a similar meal each year to break the fast: typically bagels, lox and assorted accoutrements.
For some, it’s an anticipated and tasty tradition. But for others, it can be an anticlimactic end to a day of repentance and hunger.
They can look to Jews in many other countries who shun the same old appetizing platter to break their Day of Atonement fasts.
Want to switch things up a little this year? Here are some recipes to try.
Pomegranates are a symbolic Rosh Hashanah food. The Nosher/JTA
(The Nosher/JTA) – Pomegranates, or rimonim in Hebrew, are among the most recognizable and highly symbolic fruits in Jewish culture. Originating in Persia, these reddish, thick-skinned fruits (technically a berry) begin to appear in markets at the end of summer and are readily available for holiday cooking by Rosh Hashanah.