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Jim Holzmark, who owned the New York Bakery and Delicatessen, in Kansas City, MO, before it closed this spring, holds a freshly baked challah bread. Made dense with egg, sweet with honey, and twisted in knots, challah is a staple of the Ashkenazi holiday table, from Shabbat to the high holy days. On Rosh Hashanah, many families eat sweeter challahs with raisins and crystals of sugar. Some even feature white chocolate and cranberries.

David Sax surveys holiday dishes from Florida to San Francisco in
At Delis, the Rosh Hashana Rush .

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David Sax is the author of Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen (published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on October 19th). He also runs the blog savethedeli.com and works as a freelance journalist in New York.close

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