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.
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.