Clarissa Hyman

Signed, Stuffed, Delivered: Food and the Divine Decree

Hoshanah Rabah, the seventh day of Sukkot (which falls this year on Monday, October 24), is regarded as the day on which the divine decree decided on Yom Kippur is sealed. For many, the day’s significance is translated into culinary terms.For example, it is customary in some quarters to eat stuffed foods such as kreplach, symbolizing the day’s