Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: With Honey, Prayers, and the Shofar

Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: With Honey, Prayers, and the Shofar

by Deborah Heiligman
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Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: With Honey, Prayers, and the Shofar by Deborah Heiligman

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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426300769
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 07/10/2007
Series: Holidays Around the World
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: NC740L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Deborah Heiligman is an award-winning author of numerous children's books. She specializes in simplifying complex subjects for young people, particularly in the areas of science and social studies. Heiligman writes fiction as well as nonfiction for both early readers and middle-grade students. Some of her titles include Babies: All You Need to Know, High Hopes: A Photobiography of John F. Kennedy, and From Caterpillar to Butterfly. She lives in New York City.

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This readably, concise book surrounds its topic answer most questions concerning: how to produce the instrument how to play the instrument who should sound the Shofar historical aspects Biblical citations its musicality what to look for prior to buying and Jewish Law for those who want to venture into the more traditional area. Taking this overview of an important ancient instrument, sounded today for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (derivation from the Jubilee Year), we go back to the days of the Second Temple and see how the Priests included the Shofar in most important sacrifices. Then, we pick up the rabbinical interpretation of wanting to include something in the prayer service from the destroyed Temple. This book applies to non-Jews, particularly Christians, whose literature indicate that before the Messiah returns, Gabriel will be sounding this most ancient of instruments, the Shofar. Marion Richardson