Logo of 18 Jewish Foods podcast, by Joel Haber. Picture of Charoset by Flickr user Mark H. Anbinder

Episode 4 – Charoset: And Other Symbolic Holiday Foods

Charoset is eaten at the Passover Seder, but unlike many other foods, its origins are a bit less clear. It is certainly ancient, but it isn't mandated in the Torah, as is matzah. Furthermore, we know that it is a symbolic food, but what EXACTLY is it a symbol of?

By exploring charoset, as well as many other symbolic foods from different Jewish holidays, we learn a lot about the Jewish people via its approach to celebratory foods.

Interview: Susan Weingarten

Episode Notes

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