Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

Looking to sweeter times

One of my favorite traditions from my childhood was every Shabbat drizzling honey on my challah and then dipping it in a thimble-sized "cup" of Mogen David wine. When I was finally old enough to realize that this ritual was unique to my family, I learned that it was a delicious custom handed down by my grandparents. My mom explained that just as we dip apples in honey on Rosh Hashanah to express our hope for a sweet and fruitful year, our family welcomes each Shabbat with a similar hope for a good and sweet week.

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