Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur
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.
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.
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
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.
These sixteen poems, twelve by modern authors, run the course from playful to traditional to moving as the Jewish year of celebrations unfolds.
Rosh Hashanah is often referred to as the Jewish New Year. Millions of Jewish people all over the world celebrate this holiday. The holiday usually occurs in September or October and includes the holiest Jewish day of the year, Yom Kippur, the day of repentance. Learn about how Jewish people eat special foods, reflect on the year gone by, and think about how they can improve in the year to come.
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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
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.
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."
Daniel is determined to have a birthday party for the world to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.
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.