Monday, September 2, 2013

Rosh Hashanah Resources

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
I am half Jewish, and I would like my daughter to celebrate this part of her cultural heritage. This is why we always read books and do a thing or two at least for Passover and Hanukkah. This year I decided to teach her more about Rosh Hashanah, a Jewish New Year. The festival of Rosh Hashanah—the name means Head of the Year—is observed for two days beginning on 1 Tishrei, the first day of the Jewish year. According to  Hebrew tradition, it is the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, the first man and woman, and the birthday of the world.
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Here are some web resources for Rosh Hashanah activities and recipes:
I plan to read some books, make a special dinner, and repeat this Science of Apples activity from 3 years ago – Smarty looks so young in this picture!

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10 comments:

Phyllis said...

Thank you for these resources. We plan to celebrate this year,(but maybe not on the actual date.)

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Our family Bible reading has been in Leviticus - we ended the week last week with the establishment of the holidays. It's interesting to read about their beginning, and then pop forward and see how they are being celebrated in Israel and around the world today.

Faige Kobre said...


Which half of you is Jewish, from your Mom or Dad?

Kelly said...

I think it's great that you are teaching her more about her heritage. Enjoy your week.
Kelly at Little Wonders' Days

Erica MomandKiddo said...

We're going to make apple challah!

Ticia said...

I remember one of the boys in my elementary school was Jewish, and his Mom came in and taught us about Jewish traditions and holidays. I still remember trying apples and honey.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love Erica's idea of making challah. We may need to try to make some too.

Ann said...

The fruit rocks are so cool!

Also love your apple science tie-in to Rosh Hashanah!

Cool Mom said...

Thank you for sharing the Rosh Hashanah activities and recipes! Thanks also for hosting the linky. Happy to have found it and we are now following via twitter and G+. Have a great weekend!

Cool Mom said...

...Make that pinterest and G+, I don't see a twitter or email follow. We found a way. :)