Annie is excited about the Tashlich ceremony on the afternoon of Rosh Hashanah, when her family will walk to Turtle Rock Creek and throw crumbs into the water, as symbols of mistakes made the past year As Annie leads her family through the woods stopping at favorite rocks, bridges, and waterfalls in her family s own Tashlich ritual, they think about the good and bad thingAnnie is excited about the Tashlich ceremony on the afternoon of Rosh Hashanah, when her family will walk to Turtle Rock Creek and throw crumbs into the water, as symbols of mistakes made the past year As Annie leads her family through the woods stopping at favorite rocks, bridges, and waterfalls in her family s own Tashlich ritual, they think about the good and bad things that happened during the past year, and make plans for a sweeter new year This story focuses on ecological connections to the Tashlich ceremony and encourages families to customize the ritual and commune with nature at the New Year.
Tashlich at Turtle Rock Annie is excited about the Tashlich ceremony on the afternoon of Rosh Hashanah when her family will walk to Turtle Rock Creek and throw crumbs into the water as symbols of mistakes made the past yea
So far, this is the most comprehensive narrative I ve read that involves Tashlich in a children s book The illustrations are pleasant too I just found the text a little long winded I suppose that s the price paid for its thoroughness.
I like this book with reservations The expanding of a tradition in new and meaningful ways, especially when done to help children comprehend the meaning of a holiday, is wonderful I love the connection to nature in this book and I like the lovely, relaxed illustrations There was not much of a Jewish feel to this book though While clearly about a Jewish tradition, throughout it felt liberal modern U.S However I realize that s the world many Jewish children know and the book clearly brings tashlic [...]
This story tells of one family s events on the afternoon of Rosh Hashanah Annie goes against family traditions and has the tashlich start at Turtle Rock A tashlich is when a person goes to a place with running water and throws in bread pieces for the mistakes of the last year Annie s route for this family s tradition has four stops While walking, the family thinks of a good thing from that year Each person then writes the memory on Turtle Rock Once everyone has shared, the memories are erased No [...]
Turtle Rock boasts some truly beautiful artwork, full of rich, warm colors It taught me about a tradition I was completely unaware of, as I am sure it will do for many non Jewish readers.What I especially enjoyed about this book was its celebration of the outdoors A family takes part in their religious tradition while walking through the woods, imparting a wise message about environmental stewardship in the process This is a fine little book in support of the notion that practicing one s religio [...]
Easy, Earth friendly introduction to a beautiful Jewish practice On Rosh Hashanah, Annie and her family take a walk in the woods They remember good things from the past year, let go of mistakes or bad feelings, and set a goal for the new year Great ideas for all of us, even those who don t celebrate this holiday
I liked it and the second graders had rashly have introduced to them with four thoughtful questions including what they might try to change about themselves I am going to try preparing a companion worksheet for nest session.
What a beautiful tradition I want to start celebrating Tashlich for Rosh Hashanah.
Explains the tashlich practice of reflecting on the year that has past and thinking of the upcoming year The world would be a better place if every family took the time to follow this tradition.