Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

By David F. Marx

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The popular Rookie Books expand their horizons - to all corners of the globe!

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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 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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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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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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Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

By Lynn Peppas

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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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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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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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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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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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