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New Year at the Pier: A Rosh Hashanah Story By April Halprin Wayland
With light, crisp watercolors and breezy prose, this story follows a young boy named Izzy through a child's experience of soul-searching, asking genuine forgiveness, and starting fresh. On Rosh Hashanah, many Jews perform tashlich, the ritual of casting away sins of the previous year while tossing pieces of bread into bodies of water. And while the High Holidays can be tricky for kids to grasp, especially in homes that observe less traditionally throughout the year, this watery practice is a wonderfully physical entry point to the concept of Rosh Hashanah as renewal.