Celebrate Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

By Heiligman, Deborah

Publishers Summary:
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur examines how these Jewish High Holy Days are celebrated worldwide. Rosh Hashanah, known as the Jewish New Year, is a time for reflection and resolution. On Yom Kippur, also called the Day of Atonement, Jews fast, pray, and ask God's forgiveness for their sins. Deborah Heiligman's lively first-person text introduces readers to the sounding of the shofar, the holidays' greeting cards, prayers, and special foods. Rabbi Shira Stern's informative note puts the High Holy Days into wider historical and cultural context for parents and teachers.

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ISBN
978-1-42630-076-9
Publisher
National Geographic Children's Books


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2007

K-Gr 3 Lush color photographs show the diversity of the celebrants and bring an immediacy to these observances. Clear, simple texts provide history and background information, descriptions of customs, and basic analyses of each celebration's deeper meaning. The author does not assume uniformity, sensitively noting that some Native Americans mark Ind...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2007

Heiligman's writing evokes respect for religious traditions while making them accessible to children. Her use of the inclusive "we" will encourage readers to embrace their own traditions or...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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