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Rosh Hashanah: A Family Service (Fall Holiday Services)

Creative, attractive, affordable prayer books for the holidays. Built around the concepts of tefillah (prayer), teshuvah (repentance), and tzedakah (sharing), the services include readings to challenge older children and adults, and stories and pictures to capture the attention of young children.

Series: Fall Holiday Services

Paperback: 32 pages

Publisher: Kar-Ben Publishing (August 1, 1990)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 092937116X

ISBN-13: 978-0929371160

Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.1 x 10 inches

Shipping Weight: 4 ounces

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #30,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #3 in Books > Children's Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Jewish #9 in Books > Children's Books > Religions > Judaism #16 in Books > Children's Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Religious

Age Range: 4 - 9 years

Grade Level: Preschool - 4

32 pages of well thought out responsive readings, prayers, songs and activities. "shInclude 2 pages of sheet music. One for the "Shofar Song," and another for "Turning." There are four home and school activities , plus another for Tashlich. It opens from the left, like an English book. The first two pages introduce the ideas of Tefilah, Teshuvah, and Tzdeakah: Prayer, repentance, and justice/charity. It reinforces prayer, making up for our mistakes, and sharing. The next section is Tefillah. The cooncept of prayer, or talking to God is introduced. The there are some quick one sentence prayers in Hebrew, transliteration and English translation, such as Barechu, Yotzer Or, Ahavah Rabbah, the Shema, V'Ahavta, Avot, Avinu Malkenu, the Kohanim Blessings, and Blowing the Shofar. In the section on Teshuvah. A child is told that they should imagine that they have 10 days to fix the "mean" deeds they have done in the past year, deeds that were written in a notebook. You can celebrate your "kind" deeds, sing two songs, and then the shofar is blown. A one page section follows. It is about sharing, being friendly, honoring our parents, being a friend. Tzedakah. A Torah Service follows, with a few sentences from Genesis, and Aliyah, and Etz Chaim. The section finishes with the shfar and tekiah gedolah. There is also a two page Tashlich service.

An excellent resource and service for young families. Well thought out, well written, and attractively illustrated. At a level young children can understand and enjoy.

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