Is There Special Food for Shemini Atzeret?

Harvest foods are appropriate for this joyous conclusion of the High Holiday season.

There are no particularly distinctive foods for Shemini Atzeret. That said, since Shemini Atzeret comes at the end of Sukkot — and is for many Jews the final day of Sukkot — it is appropriate to eat foods that can be enjoyed outside and celebrate the harvest. Here are some suggestions!

Finally, since the lulav and etrog are no longer waved on Shemini Atzeret, you can now think about eating your etrog. Here are some ideas.

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Haftarah for Shemini Atzeret: Summary

Solomon dedicates the Temple, and the Israelites rejoice.

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Special ceremonies for ending and beginning the Torah cycle.

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Not quite Sukkot, not quite its own holiday.