Rosh Hashanah starts at sundown and is a solemn celebration of the beginning of the Jewish year. Synagogue services are held on Rosh Hashanah. During the services, the shofar, a ram’s horn, is sounded. During Rosh Hashanah special dishes are prepared. Many of the dishes contain honey which symbolizes the desire for a sweet year. A round bread represents the fullness of the year.
Here is a great site for children including information about the holiday traditions, games, word searches, Hebrew vocabulary and crafts: http://www.akhlah.com/jewish-holidays/roshhashanah/
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