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Appears in
The Complete Guide to Traditional Jewish Cooking

By Marlena Spieler

Published 2016

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Farfel are little dumplings made of grated noodle dough. In Yiddish, Farfallen means “fallen away”, which describes the dough as it is grated. Farfel are eaten on Rosh Hashanah by a Shkenazim, while at Pesach they are made with matzo meal instead of flour. The many tiny dumplings represent fertility, while their round shape symbolizes a well rounded year and the wholeness of life.