Syrian Haroset

Syrian Haroset

June 28th 2011By Victoria Dwek

My father-in-law, a Rav, told me he was once asked, “Why is haroset delicious if it represents such sad things?” He responded, “Every difficulty in life is really sweet—they are blessings from G-d.” Every ingredient in the haroset is symbolic of the Jewish labor in Egypt. The walnuts are the pebbles of the bricks. The dates represent the mud, and the wine is the blood of the babies who were used in place of bricks when the quotas weren’t filled. As most Sepharadim eat gebrokts, the matzah meal represents the straw, also used to make bricks. This recipe is from my husband’s grandmother a”h, Rosa Dwek, from Aleppo, Syria.


Persian Charoset (Haleg)

Hillel Sandwich

March 14th 2012By Reyna Simnegar

Persian charoset (Haleg) is fabulous! Traditional, charoset symbolizes the mortar used by the Hebrews back in Egypt. This is my mother-in-law's charoset recipe.


Pear and Chestnut Charosis

Pear and chestnut charosis1

April 12th 2011By Ronnie Fein


Passover Charoset with Ginger

dorot charoset

March 29th 2012By Joy of Kosher


Haroset with Pistachios and Pepper


April 17th 2011By Ronnie Fein


Fig and Coconut Charosis

fig and coconut charosis

April 3rd 2012By Ronnie Fein