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Breaking the Fast with Yom Kippur Meals

As one of the Jewish High Holy Days, Yom Kippur is a fall holiday that is majorly important. Known as the Day of Atonement, this holiday is also a fasting day. While children aren’t encouraged to fast, adults often do. To break the fast, it’s advisable to eat an easy-on-the-stomach meal. Even though the kids aren’t fasting, they can still enjoy this meal too. What types of meals can you make for Yom Kippur, and how can your child help to prepare them? Breakfast for Dinner Literally break-the-fast with breakfast. A heavy meal (such as chocolate chip pancakes or blueberry...

Yom Kippur Shofar Craft for Kids

Known as the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur is one of the two Jewish High Holidays along with Rosh Hashanah. One part of the holiday tradition is to blast the shofar (a ram’s horn) during temple or synagogue services. Why? The sound of the shofar is a reminder to look inward and take stock of the past year – during this introspective time. Introduce your child to the shofar with a creative kids’ craft! Materials: A cardboard tube – reuse an empty paper towel roll Scissors Colorful duct tape Crayons Instructions: Cut the tube from bottom to the top, lengthwise....