Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

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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Sound the Shofar! A Story for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

By Leslie Kimmelman

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Uncle Jake blows the shofar, or ram's horn, twice at services during the ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. This book is filled with the sounds, sights, tastes, and meaning of the holiday experience.
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The Uninvited Guest and Other Jewish Holiday Tales

By Nina Jaffe

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Retellings of traditional tales from Jewish folklore and legend related to major holidays, such as Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Hanukkah, and Purim. Six of the selections are from traditional sources; one, ``The Magician's Spell,'' about Sukkot, is original.
The vivid writing makes this one good to read aloud

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The White Ram: A Story of Abraham and Isaac

By Mordicai Gerstein

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A white ram, made on the sixth day of creation, waits patiently in the garden of Eden until the time is right, then runs to save a certain child in fulfillment of God's plan.

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The World's Birthday: A Rosh Hashanah Story

By Barbara Diamond Goldin

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Daniel is determined to have a birthday party for the world to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.

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The World's Birthday: A Rosh Hashanah Story

By Barbara Diamond Goldin, pictures by Jeanette Winter

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When Daniel discovers that Rosh Hashanah is the celebration of the creation of the World, he decides the World deserves a birthday party. His big sister thinks he is crazy, but Daniel is determined to have a party with a cake and lots of candles, for, as the kindly baker says, "After all, the world is no spring chicken."

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When the Chickens Went on Strike: A Rosh Hashanah Tale

By Erica Silverman

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A Jewish boy living in long ago Russia learns a lesson from the village chickens during Rosh Hashanah. Not a stand-alone book for explaining Rosh Hashanah, but a fun addition for holiday reading.

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Yussel's Prayer: A Yom Kippur Story

By Barbara Cohen

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Sometimes the simplest, heartfelt prayers are the more effective than clever words from less pious men. A cowherd's devotion during Yom Kippur prayer is instrumental in ending the day's fast.
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