Skip to main content

Short Yom Tov Riddles: Rosh Hashanah / רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה Edition

Click for printable PDF version.

deleteme rosh 


רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה
Rosh Hashanah

[ 1 ]

In English, you might know us as the Three T's,
But we're talking now about Hebrew words, please
The first means to daven, to worship, to pray;
The last one involves giving money away.
But the middle word's crucial, it isn't a breeze.
It's a word that comes out like the sound of a sneeze!
What is it???

[ 2 ]

Tekiah-Shvarim-Truah are the sounds we love to hear,
Singing out so loudly, ringing out so clear.
And Tekiah-G'dolah, when the end is near,
Blasting from the __________, as we start our brand-new year!

[ 3 ]

Though beaten and tortured, Amnon was strong
He'd lived as a Jew his entire life long.
And so to this day, to show he's not wrong,
We read _______  ______, his very last song.

[ 4 ]

On this day, we eat our signs
Make our Kiddush over wines;
And wait – before we’re off to bed,
Please skip the tail, but eat the __________!

[ 5 ] BONUS!

Dip an apple in the honey,
Then empty pockets, not for money;
Doing Tashlich is best with fishes
To free ourselves from evil __________!

image

STUMPED?? Here are some answers: 
[ 1 ] Teshuvah.
[ 2 ] Shofar
[ 3 ] Unesaneh Tokef, by Rabbi Amnon of Mainz.
[ 4 ] Head – of a fish, one of the “simanim” or auspicious sign-foods (some use the head of a ram instead).  Some who do not eat the head just have it there and point to it.
[ 5 ] Wishes – one explanation for tashlich is that just as fish are not subject to the ayin hora (evil eye), says Rashi on Parshas Vayechi, Bereishis 48:16) so too should the Jewish people be.  Rather indirect, and it’s okay without fishes, too.

Popular posts from this blog

לימודי קודש/Limudei Kodesh Copywork & Activity Printables

Welcome to my Limudei Kodesh / Jewish Studies copywork and activity printables page.  As of June 2013, I am slowly but surely moving all my printables over to 4shared because Google Docs / Drive is just too flaky for me. What you’ll find here: Weekly Parsha Copywork More Parsha Activities More Chumash / Tanach Activities Yom Tov Copywork & Activities Tefillah Copywork Pirkei Avos / Pirkei Avot Jewish Preschool Resources Other printables! For General Studies printables and activities, including Hebrew-English science resources and more, click here . For Miscellaneous homeschool helps and printables, click here . If you use any of my worksheets, activities or printables, please leave a comment or email me at Jay3fer “at” gmail “dot” com, to link to your blog, to tell me what you’re doing with it, or just to say hi!  If you want to use them in a school, camp or co-op setting, please email me (remove the X’s) for rates. If you just want to say Thank You, here’s a

Ancient Auction Secret: If Chinese auctions are racist, why do Jews love them so much?

Ah, Jews, Jews, Jews, Jews.  You sure do love your Chinese auctions, don’t you? It seems that even in an era of political correctness, within certain circles, this term just will not die . And frankly, I’m mortified. I’m not Chinese, but I have family who is Chinese.  Some are Korean, as well.  I guess this makes us more ethnically diverse than many Jews, but I suspect most Jewish families are moving in this direction.  Still.  Even if we don’t know a single Chinese person, we should still stop calling it that. First of all… is it actually racist to call it a Chinese auction? I figured I’d let Chinese people decide.  But when I turned to Google to find out how Chinese people feel about Chinese auctions, what I found was mostly… nothing.  Silence.  I did find some debate (presumably among non-Chinese people) over whether it was too far in the direction of political correctness to refer to these as a “silent auction” or (as in some parts of the States) a “tricky tray.”  (Ok

Hebrew/ עברית & English General Studies Printables

For Jewish Studies, including weekly parsha resources and copywork, click here . If you use any of my worksheets, activities or printables, please leave a comment or email me at Jay3fer “at” gmail “dot” com, to link to your blog, to tell me what you’re doing with it, or just to say hi!  If you want to use them in a school, camp or co-op setting, please email me (remove the X’s) for rates. If you enjoy these resources, please consider buying my weekly parsha book, The Family Torah :  the story of the Torah, written to be read aloud – or any of my other wonderful Jewish books for kids and families . English Worksheets & Printables: (For Hebrew, click here ) Science :  Plants, Animals, Human Body Math   Ambleside :  Composers, Artists History Geography Language & Literature     Science General Poems for Elemental Science .  Original Poems written by ME, because the ones that came with Elemental Science were so awful.  Three pages are included:  one page with two po