Rosh Hashanah

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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Days of Awe: Books for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Rosh Hashanah begins the Jewish New Year. The ten days following are called the High Holy Days or the Days of Awe that lead up to Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement. Some of these children's books explain the customs and symbols associated with this time. Others have marvelous stories that help to convey the rich meaning behind the celebrations. This year Rosh Hashanah starts at sunset on September 18, 2009 and Yom Kippur starts a sunset September 27, 2009. Click here to browse the booklist.

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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