Higher Food Costs Affect Jewish New Year

Rosh Hashana, a Jewish holiday that began at sundown on Wednesday and started a 10-day period known as the High Holidays, is often celebrated with traditional Jewish foods. Unfortunately, many Jews this year are seeing the cost of these traditional foods used for during the 10 day period rising. The U.S. Farm Bureau notes that Red Delicious Apples cost 27 cents more per pound, and honey which is often eaten with apples and challah averages $4.80 a pound which is up 30 cents from the last 3 months. This affects many families who observe the holiday — many of which often like to share and prepare meals for up to 20 people.


By Lucia Phan

Lucia Phan has a Bachelors Degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Food & City Culture and Environmental Economics. She is the founder of Banana Slug Edibles, where she bakes specialty cakes and cupcakes for patients in Orange County & Los Angeles. In her free time she likes to collect recipes and will forever be searching for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe known to man.

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