Celebrate Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

Deborah Heiligman

Book - 2007

Describes how the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are celebrated around the world.

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Series
Holidays around the world (National Geographic Society (U.S.))
Subjects
Published
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic c2007.
Language
English
Physical Description
31 p. : col. ill., map ; 26 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 29).
ISBN
9781426300769
142630076X
9781426300776
1426300778
Main Author
Deborah Heiligman (-)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

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 Independence Day by protesting the loss of Native lands, and by beginning with "Some of us..." when describing various High Holiday customs. Exemplary back matter includes quick facts and extra information to provide context. There is even a map showing where all of the fascinating photos were taken. The use of the first-person plural voice makes the books feel inclusive and welcoming to all readers, whether or not they observe the holidays described. These titles make excellent introductions to the holidays and provide enough background to interest those already familiar with them.—Heidi Estrin, Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel, Boca Raton, FL [Page 98]. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Describes how the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are celebrated around the world.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Introduces children to a varied selection of religious and cultural holidays through fascinating facts, prayers, songs, recipes, color photos, and more, and includes backmatter for parents and teachers.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Describes how and why Jews celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur around the world.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

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.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.

Review by Publisher Summary 5

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.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.