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YAMIM NORAIM - THE HIGH HOLY DAYS

A SWEET ROSH HASHANAH



Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year.  People do many special things at this time of the year. We celebrate Rosh Hashanah for two days.  We wear our best clothes, set a pretty table, light candles and eat an especially delicious holiday meal.  Instead of the usual braided challah we eat round challah.

On Rosh Hashanah we eat apples dipped in honey.  Like the special round challah, the apples remind us of the roundness of the year and tells us that the coming year will be fruitful.  The honey is sweet and we wish for a sweet year.  On Rosh Hashanah we eat may sweet foods for that reason.

Here is the blessing or 'bracha' we say before eating the apple:

                       Baruch ata Adonai
                       eloheinu melech ha'olam
                         borei pri ha'etz


'Tapuchim u'dvash', means 'apples and honey' in Hebrew.  Below is a sweet song about apples dipped in honey.

                      TAPUCHIM U'DVASH

                 Tapuchim u'dvash l'Rosh Hashanah
                 Tapuchim u'dvash l'Rosh Hashanah
                 Shanah Tova Shanah Metukah

                 Apples and honey for Rosh Hashanah
                 Apples and honey for Rosh Hashanah
                 A good new year, a sweet new year




THE SHOFAR



The shofar is the horn of a kosher animal (usually a ram, but never a cow) and it is blown on Rosh Hashanah.  The sound reminds people to wake up and start thinking about the really important things in life, like helping others and listening to parents.


My Quia activities and quizzes
ROSH HASHANAH - A SWEET ROSH HASHANAH
https://www.quia.com/hm/109530.html
ROSH HASHANAH - APPLES AND HONEY
https://www.quia.com/jg/375656.html
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