Rolling toward Rosh Hashanah

As the calendar moves us ever closer to Rosh Hashanah, what comes to mind for you?  Do you have memories of crisp almost-autumn days, new clothes, apples and honey?  Or opening Jewish New Year cards from friends and family?  The sounds of the shofar?  I love celebrating holidays with a special poem or song.  One of my favorite children’s Jewish holiday poetry books is this one by Myra Livingston.




  1. Laura says

    This week my toddler and I discovered (and rediscovered) the joy of crunching through leaves as we walked down a tree lined path. He found such delight in scraping his feet along and making a new and unique sound. As he realized that I was also enjoying this first fall music of our feet, his smile grew even bigger.

    It was the first of many autumn experiences that he will learn to recognize as the season changes and the cycle of the year continues. Similarly, this year will begin his discovery of Rosh Hashanah as part of the fall. He will taste apples and honey for the first time and hear the shofar. Last year he was an infant when we planted the seeds of tradition and rhythm. This year his awareness will allow the seeds to sprout and become rooted in his brain and his heart.

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