A discussion at my house a couple of days ago:
Mom: "Hey Kids! Do you know why you are off school today?"
Kids: in unison " It's Rosh Hashanah"
Mom: "What Holiday is that?"
Kids: "A Jewish holiday"
Mom: "What does it mean??"
Kids: "A New Year"
Finally, they are catching on.
Nothing is more embarassing when you ask a kid why they are off from school and they answer " Roe Hehanna"...well that was a few years ago, I've made a bit of progress with them.
This was the year to step it up and do a bit more research about this Holy Day, and boy was I surprised with new information. I love cultural research!!! No longer will I call this a Jewish holiday, but a BIBLICAL holiday...Here's a link to a new resource Heart of Wisdom's, A Family's Guide to Biblical Holidays.
Here's a link to Martha Stewart's Apple Honey Challa Recipe.