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Bread for Rosh Hashana

Bread for Rosh Hashana

Jewish families in New Zealand continue to observe the various feasts and festivals in the Jewish calendar. At Rosh Hashana (the Jewish New Year) it is customary to eat challah, a special bread whose round shape symbolises the full year to come. These loaves were specially baked for Wellington’s Dixon Street Delicatessen for observance of Rosh Hashana.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-Religion-Jewish Faith-02
Photograph by Ray Pigney

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Stephen Levine, 'Jews - Communal life', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1247/bread-for-rosh-hashana (accessed 4 March 2021)

Story by Stephen Levine, published 8 Feb 2005