ROSH HOSHANA FOOD CUSTOMS

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On Rosh Hoshana we blow the shofar but we also eat special foods with specific brachas (blessings)

On the 1st & 2nd nights of Rosh Hoshana
it is a minhag (custom) to eat the foods listed below


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Each food has a different bracha (blessing)

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HEAD OF LAMB OR FISH

Fish head

HEBREW

Yehi Ratzone is the beginning of the brachaשֶנִהְיֶה  לְרֹאש וְלֹא לְזָנָב

TRANSLITERATION
Yi’hee rah'tzone mil'fawn'eh'cha ah'doe'noi
elo'hey'new velo'hey ahvo'say'new
sheh'nih’ye lih'row'sh vih'low lih'zawh'nawv

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FISHWhole fish

HEBREW

Yehi Ratzone is the beginning part of the brachaשֶנִפְרָה וְנִרְבָּה  כְּדָגִים

TRANSLITERATION
Yi’hee rah'tzone mil'fawn'eh'cha ah'doe'noi
elo'hey'new velo'hey ahvo'say' new
sheh'nif'reh vih'near'beh k’daw'gim

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APPLE & HONEYApple & honey

HEBREWYehi Ratzone is the beginning of the brachaEnd of this bracha

Borei Pri Haetz is sthe bracha for for food grown on a tree
TRANSLITERATION
Yi’hee rah'tzone mil'fawn'eh'cha ah'doe'noi
elo'hey'new velo'hey ahvo'say'new
shet'chah'daysh aley'new shana tova u'mih'sue'kah

Baruch atah adonai eloheinu, melech ha'olam borei pri ha'eitz

ENGLISH
May it be Your will, Lord our G-d & G-d of our ancestors
that you renew for us a good & sweet year

Blessed are you, Lord, our G-d, king of the universe
who creates the fruit of the tree. (Amen)

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CARROTSSliced carrots

HEBREW

Yehi Ratzone is the beginning of the brachaשֶתִקְרַע רוֹעַ גְזַר דִינֵנוּ וְיִקְרְאוּ לְפָנֶיךָ זְכוּיוֹתֵנוּ

TRANSLITERATION
Yih’hee rah'tzone mil'fawn'eh'cha ah'doe'noi
elo'hey'new velo'hey ahvo'say'new
sheh'tikrah row'ah g'zar dee'ney'new
v’yik'ra'u leh'fon'echaw z’chu'yo'say'new

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SQUASHSquash

HEBREW

Yehi ratzon starts the brachaשֶתִקְרַע רוֹעַ גְזַר דִינֵנוּ וְיִקְרְאוּ לְפָנֶיךָ זְכוּיוֹתֵנוּ

TRANSLITERATION
Yih’hee rah'tzone mil'fawn'eh'cha ah'doe'noi
elo'hey'new velo'hey ahvo'say'new
sheh'tikrah row'ah g'zar dee'ney'new
v’yik'ra'u leh'fon'echaw z’chu'yo'say'new

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LEEKLeed

HEBREW

Yehi Ratzon starts the brachaוּשֶיכְרְת וּשוֹנְאֵנ

TRANSLITERATION
Yih’hee rah'tzone mil'fawn'eh'cha ah'doe'noi
elo'hey'new velo'hey ahvo'say'new
sheh'yich'retu sew'neigh'new

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BEETSBeets

HEBREW

Yehi ratzone starts this brachaשֶׁיִסתֵּלקוּ אֹיבֵנוּ

Yih’hee rah'tzone mil'fawn'eh'cha ah'doe'noi
elo'hey'new velo'hey ahvo'say'new
sheh'yis'tail'ku oy'vey'new

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