Although I initially thought honey was just a nice Rosh Hashana siman for a "sweet new year", the Likutei Maharich quotes the Arizal who reveals that there is a deeper connection between the two: The posuk representing the Shem Hashem of Tishrei is ׳ודבש ׳היום ׳הזה ׳ה׳, based on the two pesukim Devarim 26:15-16. (cf. Bnei Yissachor Tishrei 1:1).

What is the deeper connection between Rosh Hashana and honey that even the Shem Hashem of Tishrei is connected to honey?

  • I could make something up...milk=shavuous and honey=R"H each is a food which would otherwise be not kosher except that H' said it is kosher. These 2 holidays celebrate God and the acceptance of God's law.
    – rosends
    Aug 10, 2023 at 14:28
  • I don't know about the sheim Hashem but there are other reasons why honey is more than just because it is sweet, and we want a sweet new year. Let me know if you would like other reasons.
    – Dov
    Aug 10, 2023 at 14:30
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    @rosends there is actually a long piece about various liquids and their relation to individual yomim tovim - judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/12624/…
    – Dov
    Aug 10, 2023 at 14:32
  • Devash in the Bible means anything sweet, even if made from fruit. sefaria.org/…
    – N.T.
    Aug 13, 2023 at 9:16


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