charoset, charosis, haroset, kharoyses, charoises
- Sweet, mushy mixture that represents mortar at the Passover seder.
- "Shira's Persian grandma makes charoset with figs."
- "One of my favorite parts of Passover is chopping the apples for charoses."
Languages of Origin
Who Uses This
Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Ingredients vary by region of origin. Middle Eastern and Sephardic Jews largely use dates, rather than apples. Common among Ashkenazim in the US: "The mixture of apples, sweet red wine, and chopped nuts that is placed on the seder plate at Pesach." (JPS)
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