Pass on Jewish Wisdom to Kids this Rosh Hashanah
Unlike Passover and Hanukkah, when we are celebrating historical events, the High Holidays are a celebration of a more abstract concept: human beings' ability to grow and change. Pass on Jewish wisdom to your children with the following symbols:
- The shofar is blown to summon us to "wake up" and start thinking about our past behavior.
- We are beginning the cycle of new year, and eat round challah knowing we have yet another chance to start with a clean slate: to change our ways and become better people.
- We are wishing for a sweet new year by eating apples dipped in honey.
- One of the ways we ask for forgiveness and express commitment to change is by giving tzedakah.
We hope ModernTribe can help you and your family usher in the new year in meaningful ways. Rosh Hashanah begins sundown Wednesday, September 28, 2011.
With Warm Wishes from Your Shopkeeper,
Jennie Rivlin Roberts