Rosh Hashana 5774


Sephardic Foods

The High Holidays are upon us! As we prepare to greet each other with wishes of ‘Anyada Buena’ (A good year) and ‘Tizku Leshanim Rabot’ ( may you be written for many, many years)….we prepare, too, for family gatherings and the special foods that we love to share. My mom has begun baking boyos, burekas, reshas, biscochos as well as some special sweet treats for a sweet year. I am posting past posts of some of these recipes.

In addition, I am including a post about a traditional Rosh Hashana Seder. Some families call these the ‘Ratzones’, from the phrase ‘Yehi Ratzone’, (may it be your will…) referring to the opening words of the blessings, referencing the traditional foods that are eaten. It is a lovely, traditional Sephardic custom that has gained popularity in recent years even among non-Sephardim. I hope you will explore it. Perhaps add it to your family repertoire. Tweak it – add new elements – make it your own!

I invite you to add your holiday memories as comments.

In addition, join the conversation on Facebook at ‘Bendichas Manos’

Wishing you all an ‘Anyada Buena!’ A good year. Tizku Leshanim Rabot – may we all be written in the Book of Life and granted many, many years.

~Bendichas Manos!!!

Baking Burekas

Boyos

Burekas di Beringena, Reshas, Biscochos di Huevo

A Rosh Hashana Seder

2 thoughts on “Rosh Hashana 5774

  1. Thanks for posting the recipes and pictures for the basics: Biscochos, Boyos, Reshas, Borrekas. All of the other things that you share are wonderful, but only those things elicit the response when the kids come through the door: “Mmmmm, it smells like Nonie’s (or Gammy”s) house. That’s the best reward for all of the work that is required to produce these special treats. I’m not ashamed to admit that I work for praise…making these things well is a sure way to receive it! L’shana Tova! Anyada buena..dulce y blanca para todos; .escritos en libros de vida. With affection, Rochelle:

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