Following this question. Can I use grapes honey (Dabas/Dibas) as honey in Rosh Hashana? As can be seen in this video. It seems that it was the most ancient and popular honey in Israel. In addition, it is one of the seven species of the land of Israel. In addition, the Arabs call the grapes honey Dabas or Dibas, which is the Hebrew equivalence to honey. I would like to know if there are any Jewish sources for the usage of grape honey as the original honey in Israel? In addition, I would like to know if Carob honey can be used as honey in Rosh Hashana, as well?

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    What do you mean by "Can I use"? Are you asking about its efficacy in fulfilling a particular mitzvah (and if so, what mitzvah) or whether traditions exist making it precedented. outorah.org/p/5705
    – rosends
    Aug 26 at 11:55
  • Was date honey not more popular?
    – Double AA
    Aug 26 at 12:13
  • The main point of honey is that it is sweet.
    – N.T.
    Aug 29 at 4:06
  • Comment for now, until I can locate the Talmud source for "simanim" (signs). These are all minhag (custom) - things like eating carrots, beets, and dipping apple in honey. I am uncertain if apple is among the simanim mentioned in the Talmud, and, if not, there is no mention of honey, anyway. If dipping apple in honey is a siman, it doesn't matter what type of honey you use. As far as I know, it doesn't have to be bee's honey.
    – DanF
    Sep 1 at 2:12

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