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Yom Kippur Break-Fast Menu

By Bonnie Saul Wilks, MJBI Staff Writer

The holiest day on the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur or Day of Atonement, is commemorated eight-days after Rosh HaShanah or the New Year. Fasting food and drink and not working from sundown to sundown is customary for observers. Below is a break-fast menu that is traditional for North American Jews for concluding this somber feast with a joyous and easy menu. No baking necessary, this meal is a breeze to have in the fridge and pull out and assemble. It is light and easy on the stomach after fasting.


Orange and mango juice mixed in equal parts

Smoked salmon in thin slices

Red onion in thin slices

Cream cheese sprinkled with chopped chives

Capers and fresh dill sprigs for garnish on the smoked salmon

Fresh bagels, a variety from poppy seed to onion

Fresh vegetable platter with Ranch dressing

Sliced cheese platter with crackers

Relish plate with olives, pickles, pickled beets, and onions

Fresh fruit salad, mixed with yogurt and honey dressing

And betayavon or good appetite!