I hate the High Holidays.Â I know, I know.Â I’m not alone.Â Who actually enjoys the crowded shuls, the breakup of the weekdays, the sermons…the list goes on.
I have a different reason.Â I hate round challahs.Â In fact, I hate everything about the hamotzi portion of meals during the High Holidays.Â Seriously, honey on challah is just plain gross.Â I’ve tried different types of honey (whipped looks like it would taste better but looks are deceiving) and nothing has changed my opinion.
It isn’t just that I hate round challahs and honey.Â It’s that I LOVE normal challah and salt.Â In fact, it’s probably my favorite part of Shabbat dinner.Â And the High Holidays takes that away from me.Â How can I properly eat gefilte fish when there is honey residue in my mouth and on my fingers?
I would rant about raisins in challah as well, but I’m scared I would be forced to use swear words.Â So I’ll stop now.
Pronounced: KHAH-luh, Origin: Hebrew, ceremonial bread eaten on Shabbat and Jewish holidays.
Pronounced: shuh-BAHT or shah-BAHT, Origin: Hebrew, the Sabbath, from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.