September 14, 2016
Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919), Apples, 19th century, oil on canvas, 11 5/8 x 15 1/16 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchase/gift of the Mahonri M. Young Estate, 1959.
Today is Rosh Hashanah, which is the Jewish New Year. One of the traditions of Rosh Hashanah is eating of apples dipped in honey to symbolize a “sweet new year.”