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Lesson 2

We are learning about Judaism and today we are going to learn about Rosh Hashanah.


The Jewish New Year is in the Autumn. They mark the start of it with a two day celebration called Rosh Hashanah. They eat sweet foods like apple and honey  - symbolising a sweet and happy new year.


Watch the first video on this page:



These are the types of food they like to eat as they celebrate Rosh Hashanah:


Round Challah Bread: Representing the circle of life and cycle of the year


They put pomegranate on table as the 613 seeds representing the 613 commandments/rules Jewish people try to live by


Apple slices dipped in honey

These represent the sweetness of the new year ahead.


They think about the things they want to achieve in the new year, like we did last week when we wrote on out paper the things we want to achieve in Year 2.


Can you draw a picture of something sweet you would like to eat to celebrate a new year?