Rosh Hashanah can also give us that same feeling and opportunity to reflect and renew our year. Rosh Hashanah combines both solemn and joyful elements. Another name for Rosh Hashanah is Yom Hadin-the Day of Judgment. This is a time when each of us is judged for both good and bad deeds done and not done during the past year. We also celebrate the arrival of a new year and the blessings it will hopefully contain.
In children’s terms:
1. We say good-bye to the old year and welcome a new year!
2. We know that Rosh Hashanah is the world’s birthday
3. We honor this day as we honor our own birthday?
4. We have a birthday party for the world using Rosh Hashanah props rather
than purely birthday props.
5. We serve honey cake, apples and honey and light holiday candles,
6. We sing New Year songs instead of happy birthday songs.
5. We send New Year cards rather than birthday cards.
6. Give yourself a treat! Both on your birthday and Rosh Hashanah
7. Have a Sweet New Year !
Along with our apples and honey- find ways to bring kindness and gentleness and loving care into your interactions with the world around you and especially yourself!