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.
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.
By Barbara Diamond Goldin, pictures by Jeanette Winter
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."
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
When you are growing up, there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully -- the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is a great equalizer.