Sweet Spagetti Squash “Hillu”- Syrian Style Simanim for Rosh Hashanah

Sweet Spagetti Squash “Hillu”- Syrian Style Simanim for Rosh Hashanah

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One of the Simanim or symbols used on the Jewish New year of Rosh Hashanah is a specific type of squash or gourd – known in this context as either “qara” or “kera” or “k’ra” or “kra” in Hebrew and Aramaic, this type of squash is otherwise known as spaghetti squash or calabash. Pumpkin, another type of squash, may also be used but traditionally many Sephardic or Syrian Jews prefer cooking spaghetti squash in a thick sugar syrup known as “shira”. For as long as I can remember, my mother, and then later on when I got married, my mother in law cooked up this pot of sweet golden threads known as “sillet”(pictured above in between the date and the apple).

Ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash
Read the whole recipe on The Jewish Hostess