Gershon's Monster A Story for the Jewish New Year


This Hasidic legend tells the story of Gershon the baker a man who did not like to apologize or make amends for his mistakes. Instead, every Friday, he would sweep all his mistakes into the cellar, bag them up, and eventually on Rosh Hashanah, he would dump them into the sea.

This story teaches the importance of being reliable and responsible for the mistakes each of us will eventually make during our lifetimes. It also teaches the value of recognizing the reasons for the mistakes and repenting them. All of Gershon's sins are depicted as horned imps who are learning how to avoid Gershon's broom.

A smartly told story with touches of comedy that will capture the attention of young readers.

32 pages 978-0439108393 Ages 5-9

Keywords: Rosh Hashanah, legend, traditions, accountability, mistakes, 5 year olds, 6 year olds, 7 year olds, 8 year olds, character, ethics, religion, Judaism, Jewish

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