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.