Editor’s Note: With Rosh Hashanah around the corner, now is the time to start preparing the menus! As is the case with all the Jewish holidays, Rosh Hashanah has specific foods that we eat. Three of these are apples, honey and carrots. We begin the meal by dipping the apple in the honey and asking G‑d to bless us with a sweet, good year. We also cook with honey, and traditionally eat honey cake. Carrots are also eaten for their sweetness, and because the Yiddish word for carrot, meren, means “to increase”—and we want all good things to increase during the year. Furthermore, the Hebrew word for this vegetable, gezer, is from the same root as “judgments,” gezeirot—and we want all our judgments to be positive, good and sweet.