In kitah bet we are getting ready for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Last week we read a story called, “Why do we blow the shofar in the Hebrew month of Elul?” We learned that the shofar is telling us to: “WAKE UP! A NEW YEAR IS COMING AND WE HAVE TO GET READY!”
Bolded are the words we are learning in Hebrew.
What items do we need to get ready?
תַפּוּחִים בִּדְבַשׁ –Apples and honey for a sweet new year. (tapuchim b’dvash)
רִימוֹנִים – Pomegranates to represent all the mitzvot we will do this year. (rimonim)
חָלוֹת עַגוּלוֹת – Round Challah so that we will have a good year all year round. (challot agulot)
מַחֲזוֹר – Special prayer book to read the prayers just for the High Holidays. (machzor)
כַּרְטִיסֵי בְּרָכָה – Rosh Hashanah greeting cards to wish others a Shana Tova. (kartees bracha)
What else can we do to get ready for Rosh Hashanah?
תְּשׁוּבָה – We reflect on our year and think if there’s anything we can do better or change next year. (teshuvah)
סְלִיחָה – We say sorry to anyone we may have wronged. (selicha)
מִצְווֹת – We can do lots of good deeds to prepare for the new year. (mitzvot)
CLICK HERE to read the story we read in class.