Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

Days of Awe: Stories for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

By Eric A. Kimmel

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Three stories from old traditions reflect on the virtues of charity, prayer, and repentance. In The Samovar, no amount of hard scrubbing can make the treasure of the prophet Elijah shine, but a housewife's good works bring a beautiful gleam to its surface. Click here to reserve this title.

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Even Higher! A Rosh Hashanah Story

By I. L. Peretz

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A skeptical visitor to the village of Nemirov finds out where its rabbi really goes just before the Jewish New Year, when the villagers claim he goes to heaven to speak to God.

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Happy New Year, Beni

By Jane Breskin Zalben

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Little Beni the bear child is tired of fighting with his cousin Max and is very happy to learn that the new year gives him chance to put his mistakes behind him and start over. His parents and grandparents show him how old customs can help solve today's problems

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Jewish Holiday Songs for Children with Dances and Games for All Seasons

By Rachel Buchman

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Add musical meaning to the holidays. Includes melodies with chord symbols and lyrics in English, Hebrew, or Yiddish.
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Jonah and the Two Great Fish

By Mordicai Gerstein

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First, Jonah is swallowed by a fish, in which he lives in comfort for three days. Ah, but then he is swallowed again by a larger, less pleasant fish. He is only too glad to be cast out on the shore near Ninevah. Vivid oil paintings make this one work well for story time, while the simple text is inviting to beginning readers. The Jonah story is traditionally associated with the High Holy Days.
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New Year at the Pier: A Rosh Hashanah Story

By April Halprin Wayland

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On Rosh Hashanah, Izzy and his family make lists of the wrongs they have committed over the past year, and after they have apologized, they throw pieces of bread into the water to "clean their hearts" in a ceremony called tashlich.

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On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

By Cathy Goldberg Fishman, illustrated by Melanie W. Hall

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As a young girl's family gathers around her during the holidays, she thinks about the meanings of days' customs and symbols. Jewish words are italicized and explained in the glossary. A good introduction for both Jewish and non-Jewish children to these holidays.
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Poems for Jewish Holidays

By Myra Cohn Livingston

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These sixteen poems, twelve by modern authors, run the course from playful to traditional to moving as the Jewish year of celebrations unfolds.

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Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

By David F. Marx

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Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

By Howard Greenfeld, illustrated by Elaine Grove

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A basic guide to the meaning, history, and observance of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
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