Pomegranate & Beet Soup
Adapted from Reyna Simnegar’s Persian Food from the Non- Persian Bride. This soup is like a Persian version of Borscht! The original recipe optionally includes meatballs, not included here.
Pomegranates רימון “rimon” represent our hope that our good deeds “mitzvot” increase like its numerous seeds, which are likened to the 613 mitzvot in the Torah. Beets, סלקא “salqa” in Hebrew, are associated with our hope that our enemies, haters and those who wish evil upon us depart. We wish each other the good that this food represents with a pun relating the Hebew word for beets with סלק “salaq,” which means to depart.
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