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New to ModernTribe is a wonderful retelling of an old Jewish tale about tashlikh, the ritual casting of sins into the water on the first day of Rosh Hashanah.

Rather than regret or atone for his everyday mistakes, baker Gershon simply sweeps them into his basement. Once a year on Rosh Hashanah, he stuffs these demon-shaped transgressions in a giant bag and dumps them into the Black Sea. Of course, Gershon must discover sooner or later that his selfish acts cannot be disposed of so easily. In spite of a pointed warning from a rabbi, Gershon refuses to realize that his behavior will come back to haunt him someday. It's only when he is faced with the monstrous bulk of his misdeeds that Gershon finally, truly repents.

Best for 4 - 8 year olds.

Hardcover, 32 pages, published in 2000.

Gershon's Monster: A Story for the Jewish New Year by Eric Kimmel - Ages 4-8

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