The Significance and Spirituality of Traditional Jewish Foods
Round challah in Tishrei, farfel on Hoshana Rabbah, stuffed cabbage on Simchas Torah, wine on Shabbos. When it comes to Shabbos, Yom Tov, and special occasions, our menu is set in tradition.
But do you know why we eat hamantaschen on Purim and why there's a custom to serve fish at a wedding? Or the reasoning behind the minhag of eating cheese kreplach on Shavuos and round matzos on Pesach?
In Seudah Secrets, Rabbi Dovid Meisels, author of the popular Secretsseries, shares with us hundreds of customs regarding traditional Jewish foods, as well as the many reasons, all culled from midrashim, Chazal, and the sefarim hakedoshim, for why we eat them. Whether it's as a segulah for health and parnassah, or to help increase one's emunah and yiras Shamayim, every food we eat that's steeped in mesorah provides us with infinite benefit and brachah. The food that we eat can do so much good not only for our bodies, but for our souls, too!
There's a treasure trove of blessing waiting for you on your Shabbos or Yom Tov table! With Seudah Secrets as your guide, you are hereby invited to uncover it all.