JEWISH HOLIDAYS - YOM KIPPUR
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BOOKS ABOUT THE JEWISH HOLIDAYS - ROSH HASHANAH - ALL AGES
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|Celebrating the Jewish Year: The Fall Holidays -- Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot by Paul Steinberg with Janet Greenstein Potter (editor). (2007)
Learn the origins of a holiday, gain deeper insight into the season's themes, and discover new ways to celebrate. Bursting with primary sources, poems, prayers, rituals, and stories, this book includes contributions from some of the greatest Jewish thinkers in history, as well as original essays by acclaimed writers of today.
|Hardest Word: A Yom Kippur Story (The)
by Jacqueline Jules with Katherine Kahn (illus). (2001 - Baby-Preschool)
The Ziz, a clumsy but goodhearted bird of folklore, accidentally destroys a vegetable garden, and when he asks God for advice, he learns the importance of apologizing.
|On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Aladdin Picture Books) by Cathy Goldberg Fishman with Melanie W. Hall (illus). (2000 - Ages 4-8)
From New Year cards and having a special holiday meal, to worshiping at temple and sending the year's sins away on the river, the young narrator of this story describes each activity of the High Holy Days as she experiences this special time with her family.
|Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur Survival Kit by Shimon Apisdorf. (1997)
Reader: What a great book - even if you aren't sure what kind of Jew you are. Definitly a must for everyone. Apisdorf reveals incredible sensitivity and insight. Amazon.com asks that I limit my words to 1,000, but frankly 35,000 would still not adequalty describe just how strongly I feel about this book.
|Sound the Shofar!: A Story for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
by Leslie Kimmelman with John Himmelman (illus). (1998 - Ages 4-8)
It's Rosh Hashanah, and after a special dinner, the family goes to synagogue to hear Uncle Jake sound the shofar and bring in the New Year. Ten days later, it's Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. With simple text and glowing illustrations, this story captures the rituals and importance of the ten special days called the Days of Awe or the High Holy Days that Jewish people all around the world celebrate.
|Yom Kippur Readings: Inspiration, Information And Contemplation
by Dov Peretz Elkins (editor). (2005)
Discover new ways to connect the liturgy of Yom Kippur with the meaning of the day--and your heart with the spirit of the day. Compelling and empowering, Rabbi Elkins' selection of readings brings Yom Kippur back to its pristine sense of drama, excitement and relevance. He helps to create a bridge between the words of our ancestors and the meanings, themes and ideas that are the central spiritual agenda of the life of the modern Jew.
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SOS: SEARCHING OUT STORIES AND INFORMATION ABOUT JEWISH HOLIDAYS
Advice, Comments and References from Storytellers, Teachers and Librarians
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1) I hope some of these links help.
Click here: Summer 2001.
The Hasidic Stories Home Page.
Information from Wikipedia.
Judaism 101: Yom Kippur.
Yom Kippur from the Jewish Virtual Library.
Yom Kippur: Atonement and Holiness. Comprehensive site.
Yom Kippur for kids from Akhlah: The Jewish Children's Learning Network. September 27, 2009. Traditions, Vocabulary, Worksheets, Crafts.
Yom Kippur Activities for Kids and Teachers from kiddyhouse.com.
Yom Kippur for kids: coloring pages, greeting cards, fun and games from torahtots.com.
Yom Kippur for kids: things to do, what is it?, facts and links.
Clhildren's Guide to Yom Kippur from chabad.org.
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Created 2003; last update 9/10/09.