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Read these two stories and share your thoughts below
Every night a Rabbi named Zusya used to pray to God. He asked for direction in his life. His students once asked him about his prayers.
The first asked, " Do you pray to be as great a leader as Moses?"
The Rabbi answered, "No, for I am not Moses."
The second student asked, "Then do you pray to have as much kindness as Abraham?"
The Rabbi said, "No, I am not Abraham."
A third student then asked, "Then what do you pray for?"
The Rabbi answered, "I pray that I can be all that Zusya can be."
What do you think God wants?
The rabbis understand Rosh Hashanah as the beginning of creation. They teach that the God began creating the world on the 25th of Elul and finished with the creation of Adam and Eve on the 1st of Tishrei. On this first day of humanity, Adam and Eve ate from the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge, which God had forbidden them to eat. After not listening to God, Adam hid, afraid of the consequences. God called out, "Ayekah? Where are you?"
When was a time that you hid from a parent, teacher, or God, or even from yourself after you did something you knew was wrong? Adam and Eve eventually come out of hiding and face the consequences of their actions. Did you do that? How did it feel to come clean?
Take this Rosh Hashanah Quiz to see how much you've learned!
1. On Rosh Hashanah we eat apples dipped in which sweet food?
2. The apple reminds us of a year because they are...
3. We eat the apple dipped in honey and wish each other a ......... year. (Hebrew phrase that is used as a greeting)
4.Name one other special food that people eat on Rosh Hashanah.
5. What kind of challah is eaten on Rosh Hashanah?
8. What does the round challah signify?
9. What do the 613 seeds of the pomegranate represent?
10. How many notes are played on the Shofar?
11. People wear white on Rosh Hashanah because white symbolizes.....
12. The ceremony on the afternoon of the first day of Rosh Hashanah where we "throw away our sins" into a body of water is called.....