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Books to Celebrate Rosh Hashanah

We wish all celebrating Rosh Hashanah a healthy, happy, and sweet new year.

The Long Beach Public Library contains many books and resources to learn more about this world-wide holiday. Find the books below and more in the library’s catalog at encore.lbpl.org.


Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur by Lynn Peppas Thumbnail

Millions of Jewish people all over the world celebrate The Ten Days of Repentance, which includes Rosh Hashanah and the holiest Jewish day of the year, Yom Kippur, the day of repentance which usually occurs in September or October. Learn about how Jewish people eat special foods, reflect on the year gone by, and think about how they can improve in the year to come.


Apples and Pomegranates: A Rosh Hashanah Seder by Rahel Musleah; illustrations by Judy JarrettThumbnail

On Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, it is traditional to dip apples and honey in hopes of a sweet New Year. Jews around the world share other foods as well – such as pomegranates, pumpkins, beets, and dates – foods that grow abundantly and symbolize prosperity. Author Rahel Musleah, who grew up in Calcutta, India, presents a Sephardic Rosh Hashanah seder observed throughout the world.


The Children’s Jewish Holiday Kitchen: 70 Ways to Have Fun with Your Kids by Joan Nathan; illustrated by Brooke Scudder Image result for The children's Jewish holiday kitchen: 70 ways to have fun with your kids and make your family's celebrations special

Explains basic cooking techniques and includes easy-to- follow recipes for a variety of traditional dishes for holidays throughout the year, also includes instructions for related craft projects.
This book is an electronic resource available for download online through Overdrive with your Long Beach Public Library card number.