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Sukkot - The Holiday of Little Huts

All the Jewish holidays have special customs and traditions that make then quite distinctive from each other.

So if you are eating doughnuts and lighting a menora, you know that is is Hanukka. In the Jewish New year, Rosh haShana, one eats pomegranates and listen to a shofar. At Yom Kippur you fast and in Sukkot you sit in a little hut.

What is the connection between pomegranates and the Jewish New Year?

Another year and another Jewish New Year, or rather Rosh haShana (the head of the year).
And again we see pomegranates ALL over the place! I mean like...EveryWhere!
There are pomegranates on the greeting cards we send each other for Rosh haShanaThere are heaps of pomegranates in the supermarketsThere are pomegranate recipes in every single newspaper and magazineThere are pomegranates, real and decorative ones, on the table during the Rosh haShana meals. As a matter of fact, pomegranate seeds are one of food stuffs that have a special blessing.The juice guys on the street corners are selling more pomegranate juice than everThe are even pomegranates growing like crazy all over Israel. They are practically 'dripping' from their trees.