Apples and Pomegranates

A Rosh Hashanah Seder

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

On Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, it is traditional to dip apples and honey in hopes of a sweet New Year. Jews around the world share other foods as well – such as pomegranates, pumpkins, beets, and dates – foods that grow abundantly and symbolize prosperity. Author Rahel Musleah, who grew up in Calcutta, India, presents a Sephardic Rosh Hashanah seder observed throughout the world. This special service incorporates blessings, songs, and even folk tales relating to each of the eight foods eaten, and will guide participants through this joyous seder. Traditional holiday recipes are included.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Social Studies
Copyright 2005
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2014-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF026090, JNF049110
Dewey 296.4'5315
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.5 x 9.25
Features Awards and Reviewed

Author: Rahel Musleah

Illustrator: Judy Jarrett Gier


  • Association of Jewish Libraries Notable Children's Books of Jewish Content, Winner, 2005
  • Sydney Taylor Book Award Notable, Commended, 2005


Jewish Book World

“Decorative watercolor illustrations, along with a clean design, make the book attractive and user friendly. It’s easy to imagine a family, or any group, enjoying a Rosh Hashanah Seder with such engaging, stimulating guidance.”
Jewish Book World

Modern Jewish Mom

“I LOVE this one!. . . it’s a wonderful way to bring a synagogue-based holiday into the home.”
Modern Jewish Mom