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Nuts on Rosh Hashana


Is there any Torah source or basis for the minhag not to eat nuts on Rosh Hashana?
Is it really preferable not to?
What if the nuts are ground into a flour and not recognizable as nuts…?


Yes, this minhag is quoted by the Rama 583:2. 2 reasons are given:

1) In hebrew they have the same numerical value as cheit – sin.

2) They cause increased saliva which disturbs one’s davening.

It is generally assumed that ground nuts mixed in to another recipe are not included in this custom.

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