Round Challah for a Sweet Year

One of the most important traditions to start the year is a round challah dipped in honey. Here is a healthier version of it, just as delicious, for a very sweet year!


We are getting ready for Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, and we are baking traditional round challahs that symbolize the cyclical nature of life, the end which is also the beginning. There are two statements in this sentence that fall into the “everybody knows” category. However, as everybody knows, most of the things known to everybody are not exactly the way they seem. Let’s take them one by one.

Time flows. People impose their own markers on it arbitrarily, for their own convenience. In fact, there are four Jewish New Years prescribed by law (Mishnah Rosh Hashanah 1:1), and Rosh Hashana actually means “the Head of the Year” rather than New Year. In the Gemorrah (Rosh Hashana 8a) it is stated that Rosh Hashana is the anniversary of creation – Happy Birthday, Adam! It isn’t called New Year anywhere; it is called The Day of Remembrance…

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  1. bingingonabudget says:

    Wow this looks absolutely incredible. I can’t wait to try this recipe since I love Challah. What are some other favorite dishes that you make?

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    1. Thank you so much, darling, for your lovely comment! All my dishes are favorite, otherwise I wouldn’t be making them, but what are YOUR favorites, so I can send you some links?


    1. Thank you so much, darling!

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      1. You are very welcome.

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  2. spearfruit says:

    I never pass up anything sweet and I know I would eat a whole plate of these Challahs if they were in front of me!

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    1. You should sit across the table from my husband! That’s what he does all the time. Does wonders for his weight, too, you know!


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