Back in 2001, I was very involved with Hadassah Medical Organization as a young leader. Because of my background as an elementary educator, I was a natural fit to lead the local Training Wheels group. In addition, my daughter, Hillary, and her friends were just the right age for the program. Training Wheels was a wonderful program that taught young Jewish children about the different Jewish holidays through crafts, music, and stories.
A story about Rosh Hashanah rapidly came to me as I typed it. The holiday symbols, as well as my nieces and nephews, are portrayed in this book in quite a magical way. I revised the story several times. I always loved the story, but I wanted it worded in a more child-friendly manner. For many years, the rewording would not come to me.
During early February of 2017, I went to a spa for a day of pampering that turned out to be quite interesting. To make a long story short, a medium was there. She said my grandfather came into the room. His message to me was “You will regret it if you do not keep writing.” I was assuming it was my other book I am presently writing. To be honest, I have not been in a writing mood lately.
The very next day, my teacher friend asked me to read a children’s book she had just written. I said sure, and I then printed my story for her to read. Something within reignited my spark. I don’t know where rhyming lines came from, but they flowed through me like magic. I rewrote the entire story in two days. The only reason it took so long to finish is because my fingers wouldn’t move faster.
Please enjoy a magical Rosh Hashanah tale that is sure to become a family tradition. The holiday symbols come to life while the characters learn a very important lesson. In case you were wondering, Hillary Hallah is my daughter. The other characters are her first cousins. This book is perfect for children ranging from five and a half to eight years of age.
Let the legacy begin as I lovingly remember my mom and dad, Nana Susan and Papa Stuart Levet. We all love and miss you very much.