For Jewish people all over the world, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a special time of new beginnings and rebirth. Other than attending synagogue for the High Holidays, there's one major tradition that Jews all over the globe share: the Rosh Hashanah dinner. Family and friends gather for a delicious feast to celebrate and pray for a sweet New Year. Whether you're a seasoned diner at these events or you're going to your very first Rosh Hashanah meal, here are some great recipes to help get the New Year kicked off right!
— Additional reporting by Nicole Perry
Spicy Marinated Olives
Start off the meal with a bowl of spicy marinated olives .
Honeyed French 75
Pair your first bites with a cocktail, like this honeyed take on a French 75 .
White Bean and Rosemary Dip
White bean dip with rosemary  is the right blend of rusticity, wholesomeness, convenience, and, of course, deliciousness.
Break bread with eggy challah bread, whether a classic, pared-down version , a rich peanut butter and chocolate studded loaf , or a dessert-ready cinnamon-swirled option . Fear not: braiding challah dough  isn't as hard as it looks.
These indulgent potato pancakes  (they're fried in duck fat!) are a stellar way to kick off celebratory meals all season long.
Matzo Ball Soup
Dish up a bowl of liquid comfort, also known as matzo ball soup. Watch the video to see how the famed Carnegie Deli makes its version, then print out the recipe .
Brussels Sprouts Salad
Brussels sprouts , maple syrup, and dried cranberries come together in an Autumnal salad.
Braised Beef Brisket
A flavorful braised beef brisket  is sure to delight everyone at your table.
Sweet Potatoes With Honey
One ingredient that plays a recurring role in Rosh Hashanah is honey, which symbolizes sweetness for the New Year. Enjoy Tyler Florence 's recipe for sweet potatoes with honey .
A sweet and simple side: carrot sticks  glazed with pomegranate, balsamic vinegar, and, of course, honey.
Keep with tradition and serve up a round apple-studded challah  as a sweet end to your Rosh Hashanah meal.
Apple Date Muffincakes
Apples and dates, two foods that play a role in the Jewish New Year, appear together in this cinnamon-flecked muffincake .
Need a break from all those traditional apple and honey sweets? Cherry-almond rugelach  is a perennial favorite.