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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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|Publisher:||National Geographic Society|
|Series:||Holidays Around the World|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Lexile:||NC740L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||7 - 10 Years|
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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