AMOS & CELIA HEILICHER MINNEAPOLIS JEWISH DAY SCHOOL

A New Year’s Visit

By Solomon L., Sixth Grade 

Sixth graders had the opportunity to review the basics of the Tishrei holidays with Rabbi Max Davis and learn a few new things. He talked about the intricate process by which a shofar is made, and why we sound it 100 times during Rosh Hashanah. Shofarot have to be made from the horn of a kosher animal. A ram’s horn is usually used to commemorate the story of the binding of Isaac, which we read at this time of year.  He told us that rams shed their horns, so one does not have to kill the animal. 

Rabbi Davis also taught us about the kittel, the white robe some people use during the High Holidays. He said he wears it on certain holidays to remind him of being pure before God.

We appreciated the visit and we wish everyone a Shanah Tovah!

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