10/04,05/2005

Rosh Hashanah

The Jewish New Year.

We learned about this Jewish Holiday by
exploring internet sites and then celebrated with a
Rosh Hashanah Feast
Baked Fish
Challah bread with Raisins
Apples & Pears dipped in Honey
Cucumber & Orange Salad with Pomgranate seeds
Wild Rice with Vegtables and Cranberries

Sweet Potatoe & Squash
Steamed Carrots

Mom gave us each a piece of "Bit of Honey" candy and 2 "Bubble Gum" Coins and said
"May God Bless your new year with
Sweetness and Prosperity".

Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the Jewish calendar new year. It is also called "Feast of Trumpets". Trumpets or Shafars are sounded throughout the day. Rosh Hashanah is both serious and festive. It is a time Jewish people seek spiritual renewal through prayer and deep personal reflection. It is a 2 day celebration for remembering God and for family and friends to get together.

Mom invited our older brothers and sister to go to church with us on Wednesday night and afterwards we celebrated with a Rosh Hashanah Feast.Everyone in our Family loves to gather around the table with lots of Good food. It certainly felt like a Holiday, and we enjoyed learning more about
God's chosen people - The Jews.

Some of our favorite Rosh Hashanah sites are:

Akhlah: The Jewish Children's Learning Network
Six Great pages on Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah by T Zion.org
Torah Tots Holiday Coloring pages
Rosh Hashanah and Jesus' Return


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