[Avodah] Which foods should one avoid eating on Rosh Hashana?

Micha Berger micha at aishdas.org
Fri Sep 3 10:07:27 PDT 2021

On Thu, Sep 02, 2021 at 05:19:58PM +0100, allan.engel--- via Avodah wrote:
> Judging by the quasi-seder style 'simanim' publications that have
> proliferated in recent years, if the name of a food (in any language)
> appears to have negative associations, one just wishes those attributes
> on 'oyveinu' or 'soneinu'.

We don't eat nuts because agoz is 17 in gematria and cheit is... 18,
But the Zohar, around Bereishis 3a or so, says that Hashem rejected
ches and tes because they represent cheit. So you see you don't need
the alef -- ches+tes alone is sin. Or maybe the usual gematria +1 for
the word itself.

But you wouldn't daven for your enemies to sin, because odds are that
sin would be to harm us!


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