Traditionally, some Ashkenazim formed other edible symbols out of the dough — things like crowns, which represented God’s majesty; ladders (a shape also commonly eaten before the Yom Kippur fast) to represent Moses’ ascent on Mount Sinai and our collective spiritual ascent throughout the holiday season; and, my favorite, birds.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Rosh HaShanah Test Kitchen: Bird-Shaped Challah
Did you see this article in The Jewish Daily Forward? Here's my bird! What a fun and meaningful idea for Rosh HaShanah :)