This lavish volume contains everything your students need to know about the feasts, fasts, and festivals that mark the Jewish year. Modern customs and celebrations are presented alongside each holiday's history and ancient traditions.
Bible stories and midrashim illuminate the meaning of the holiday, and special attention is given to how holidays build core Jewish values. Illustrated throughout with vibrant photographs and illustrations. Innovative activities--including recipes, family fun, and creative projects--are incorporated into the text, helping children to make the holidays their own.
Special features make each holiday a new discovery:
- Sacred Text: enriches understanding with primary sources
- Hebrew Lessons: provide key cultural vocabulary
- Living Our Tradition: connects holidays with mitzvot to perform throughout the year
- Holiday Planner: helps students prepare for each holiday
- A Tradition to Share: engages the whole family in holiday observance