Jewish New Year begins tomorrow night.
Women and girls light holiday candles to usher in the holiday.
After the evening services people wish one another, “Leshanah tovah tikateiv v’teichateim—May you be inscribed for a good year!”
After reciting the holiday kiddush benediction over wine or grape juice, challah bread dipped in honey is eaten. It is round and symbolizes the circle of life. It is then customary to eat a sweet apple dipped in honey, as a symbol of hope for a sweet year. Honey cake or cookies are also popular.
On the second night of Rosh Hashana it is tradition to eat a fruit that has just come into season, the most commonly chosen is the pomegranate. The association with this fruit is that you will do as many good deeds in the year as there are seeds in the pomegranate.
To wish all our Jewish friends the best for New Year we share this photo essay Jews in the Arab World http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/contents/articles/galleries/jews-in-the-arab-world.html
and a recipe for sweet treats http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/09/honey-cookies-rosh-hashanah-recipe/