Come fall, there is one iconic food pairing that dominates Jewish homes around the world, and has become synonymous with the Jewish New Year or Rosh Hashanah: apples and honey!

There's nothing sweeter than Israeli honey, and nothing better for serving it than a beautiful honey dish that makes your holiday table pop! Many Israeli artists find inspiration in the Land of Israel and in other holiday motifs like pomegranates, and unleash their creativity to bring you gorgeous honey dishes that are a High Holiday must. They make for beautiful and practical Rosh Hashanah gifts, and can be used for serving honey - or another favorite condiment - the rest of the year as well, and can even be displayed as stunning works of Israeli art when not in use.

And here are our 10 favorite honey dishes from Israel that will ensure you have a Sweet New Year and a gorgeous Rosh Hashanah table!

 

1. Dorit Judaica Rosh Hashanah Honey Dish (Choice of Designs)

Coming from acclaimed Israeli religious designer Dorit Judaica, this magnificent honey dish is available in three different beautiful motifs: pomegranate, ripe pomegranate, and mandala. Each features ornate lacy designs on a stainless steel disk that surrounds a glass bowl to hold the honey itself. This honey dish is ripe with meaning, and the perfect holiday tableware. It makes a great gift for a hostess, newlyweds in their new home, or yourself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Yair Emanuel Ceramic Pomegranate Honey Dish

This ceramic pomegranate honey dish, designed by acclaimed Israeli artist Yair Emanuel, is the perfect centerpiece for Rosh Hashanah 2023. Colored in a gorgeous shade of red, it's shaped like a pomegranate to add some extra-special holiday symbolism, and comes with its own saucer and spoon. Created in Emanuel's Jerusalem studio, this vibrant work of art will add both meaning and function to your home - or that of a lucky loved one.

 

 

 

 

 

3. Glass Apple Honey Dish with Gold and Pomegranates

Get ready for your apples dipped in honey this Rosh Hashanah with this beautiful glass honey dish set from Lily Art! The apple-shaped honey bowl is adorned with a golden bee and comes with a wooden spoon and a lovely glass base, which is hand-painted in an iconic Israeli style incorporating glimmering golds and a delightful leaf and pomegranate design. You'll love having a touch of Israel at your holiday table, while supporting a local artist at the same time.

 

 

 

 

 

4. Dorit Judaica Pomegranate Honey Glass Dish

If you love pomegranates and Israeli contemporary art, you'll absolutely adore Dorit Judaica's cute and trendy pomegranate honey dish set! The stunning pomegrante-shaped base is made from laser-cut metal, and it accompanies a glass bowl to hold your honey. With impeccable style and an affordable price point, it's the perfect Rosh Hashanah gift to brighten up anyone's table.

 

 

 

 

 

5. Laura Cowan Dip It! Apple and Honey Plate

Tel Aviv-based modern artist Laura Cowan is known for bringing a stunning, minimalist style to Jewish tradition, and his apple and honey serving dish is no exception! Made from hand-pressed, polished stainless steel, this sleek serving dish will fit your apple slices and allow you and your holiday guests to easily dip them in the special indentation made for the honey. The dish is not just beautiful but also versatile, so you can use it for your favorite snacks and dips the rest of the year too.

 

 

 

 

 

6. Yair Emanuel Apple Honey Dish with Pomegranates

Sweeten your Rosh Hashanah 2023 and the rest of the year with this beautiful honey dish from Yair Emanuel! Shaped like an apple with small copper pomegranates on the stem, it combines the two famous Rosh Hashanah fruits, and will be a beautiful and functional centerpiece for your holiday table. The dish is crafted from stainless steel, with an elegant hammered texture and a deep red finish on the inside for a stunning pop of color, and it comes with a removable glass dish for the honey itself and a matching spoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Armenian Ceramic Blue and White Floral Honey Dish 

If you've ever toured Jerusalem, you've probably seen the iconic, handcrafted Armenian ceramics the city is known for. And now you can bring a piece of the Holy City to your Rosh Hashanah table, with this authentic Armenian ceramics honey bowl! Crafted and painted by hand by families who have been in the business for generations, this gorgeous dish features a blue and white floral motif, reminiscent of the colors of the Israeli flag, and will make your High Holidays all the more meaningful.

 

 

 

 

 

8. Pomegranate Glass Plate and Honey Dish Set

Dorit Judaica is known for effortlessly blending Jewish tradition with modern Israeli style, and this vibrant honey serving set is no exception. The glass bowl for the honey is accompanied by a pomegranate-adorned honey dipper and a beautiful plate that can be used as a saucer for the bowl or a serving plate for the apples. The stunning plate is decorated with a colorful pomegranate motif and the Hebrew verses "A year and blessings will begin" and "May a Sweet New Year be renewed." This set is sure to bring joy to whomever is lucky enough to be gifted it!

 

 

 

 

 

9. Sterling Silver "Sweet New Year" Honey Dish Set

Masterfully crafted from 925 sterling silver, this luxurious honey dish features a polished finish and is decorated around the rim with a cut-out of the Hebrew words SheTechadesh Aleinu Shana Tova Umetuka ("May You renew for us a Sweet and Good Year"). This designer dish also comes with a polished sterling silver honey spoon, as well as a glass insert to protect the dish from honey and make it easy to wash after use. This work of art by acclaimed studio Bier Judaica is sure to become a family heirloom and will be enjoyed for years to come.

 

 

 

 

 

10. Bier Judaica Sterling Silver Apple Honey Dish

Taste the sweetness of the new year with this elegant designer honey dish, skillfully crafted in the heart of Jerusalem by local favorite Bier Judaica. Made of 925 sterling silver, the top of the dish is shaped like an apple and includes a stem and leaf motif, while the body of the dish beautifully displays the Hebrew phrase "Shana Tova U'Meteka," the commonly used Rosh Hashanah greeting that means "[Have a] Good and Sweet Year". The perfect accessory to ring in Rosh Hashanah 2023 right!

 

 

 

 

 

Don't forget the honey! Shop Israeli honey here, and check out our guide to learn more about what makes Israeli honey special!