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Adam & EveSome of you might have wondered why we eat so many symbolic foods during Rosh HaShannah. Sure, eating dates and apples with honey is delicious, but why are we so careful to do this now? Why this holiday? The Eshel Avraham (Rabbi Avraham of Butchatch) explains the custom with a deep thought. He notes that Rosh HaShannah is a time to be especially careful with food. On the first Rosh Hashanah in history, Adam and Eve sinned by eating the wrong food. We rectify this in part on Rosh HaShannah by eating foods with favourable references and, and avoiding those with negative connotations.  I hate to use a cliché, but I guess this is food for thought?

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