[Avodah] Which foods should one avoid eating on Rosh Hashana?
zev at sero.name
Fri Sep 3 08:10:45 PDT 2021
On 1/9/21 8:11 am, Prof. L. Levine via Avodah wrote:
> it is customary to avoid bitter and vinegary foods on Rosh Hashana (see,
> for example, Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 129:9).
KSA does indeed say that, but I am not aware of any earlier source for
avoiding "bitter and vinegary foods"; every source I've seen says
"vinegar". The point of avoiding vinegar is *not* that it tastes sour,
it's that it's a siman kelala, to the extent that there is an opinion in
the mishna that one can not say a bracha on it. *That* is what we are
trying to avoid on RH. Lately I have been happy to see products like
chrain produced especially for RH without vinegar.
Zev Sero Wishing everyone health, wealth, and
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