Fresh Soup for Yom Kippur. Photography: shutterstock
Fresh Soup for Yom Kippur. Photography: shutterstock

Yom Kippur Chicken Soup

A fresh, steaming soup full of wonderful flavors that we ate to break the fast on Yom Kippur, together with noodles

In preparation for Yom Kippur, Nonna would prepare fresh soup for the meal to break the fast. The homemade noodles were prepared for us by one of her friends. She would bring Nonna a bag full of cooked noodles and Nona in return would make her tupishti (also known as tishpishti) – the traditional cake for breaking the fast.

I remember that the bag was closed with sewing pins, and we, the children, were bothere by the pins and would ask for them to be taken out quickly. Breaking the fast was the holiest of holies for Nonna and she was very careful to wait for the exact time of the end of the fast until she served the soup and allowed us to eat it. We would smell the wonderful aromas while she heated the pot and know that soon we will taste the soup and eat the rest of her wonderful dishes.

Ingredients for Fresh Chicken Soup

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 3 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 3 celery stalks
  • pinch Salt
  • pinch ground black pepper
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • 1 package Egg noodles thin


  • 1. Cook the chicken breast in a pot with water for about 20 minutes, then remove the chicken breast from the pot, break it into thin strips and set it aside. Discard the water from the pot.

  • 2. In another pot of water, cook the carrots, celery, oil, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.

  • 3. Add the chicken breast strips to the pot and continue cooking for a few more minutes.

  • 4. While the soup is cooking, prepare the noodles according to the manufacturer's instructions and when they are ready, drain them from the water and add them to the soup.

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Another serving option: place the noodles in a shared serving platter and pour the soup into individual plates.

The recipe is taken from the book “Bendichas Manus [Blessed Hands] – Flavors from Nonna’s House” compiled by the grandchildren of the late Esther Raphael (née Vivanta) – Chaim, Revital, and Assaf – and carefully preserved by her daughter, Simcha Yosef.

*שמנו לב שחסרים כמה פרטים קטנים להשלמת הפרופיל שלך ב־FOODISH, אפשר להוסיף אותם בקלות בעמוד המשתמש שלך.