Rosh Hashanah

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Happy Rosh Hashanah!  Sunday is the start of Rosh Hashanah, also known as the Jewish New Year, which marks the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days. This holiday has been celebrated for over 1,000 years. Did you know?

  • The Book of Leviticus includes a passage in which God tells Moses that the first day of the seventh month is a day for rest, marked with the blowing of a horn
  • It is called a day of judgment and reflection to improve next year
  • It is a time to celebrate with special foods, like apples dipped in honey, which symbolize the hope of a sweet year to come
  • The blowing of the Shofar’s horn, a ram’s horn, is used as a call to repentance
  • Rosh Hashanah starts the High Holy Days, also known as the Ten Days of Penitence
  • It is a joyful celebration
  • How to Pronounce Rosh Hashanah (CORRECTLY) – YouTube

Homeschoolers/Educators/Parents: Sketch/color an illustration. Theme: reflect and improve. Write and say the term “Rosh Hashanah” 10 times so you can learn how to correctly say and spell it. List three facts about Rosh Hashanah. Read the story called “The Sermon on the Mount” in Learning to Read: New Testament Stories (available in paperback on Amazon, audiobook, and Kindle.) Write about what you want to do better. List three Christian virtues found in the Sermon on the Mount. (Skills: identify, comprehend, apply, creativity)

About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, exciting movies, good books, and the great outdoors.

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