A new DVD released just in time for Rosh Hashanah sees the festival come to Sesame Street – teaching younger viewers about the significance of the day.
Shalom Sesame: The Sticky Shofar – featuring characters from a Jewish-themed spin off of the popular children’s show – is the latest in a string of DVDs released from the series which cover everything from Shabbat to Shavuot and beyond.
The half-hour DVD sees one of the characters, Avigail, getting into a sticky situation after discovering that honey and shofars don’t mix, while another pair, Grover and Brosh, learn about the importance of forgiving others.
Shalom Sesame was originally broadcast in 1986 and 1990, but a new series of the show was made in 2010, with guest stars including actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Debra Messing.
The current series features many of the show’s more popular characters as well as Arab Israeli muppet Mahboub – who originally appeared in the Hebrew/Arabic version of the show entitled Rechov Sumsum.
The Sticky Shofar is one of a number of Rosh Hashanah gifts currently on sale at the Judaica website Modern Tribe.
The site also offers a range of other original and quirky New Year presents for younger family members, including a plush Rosh Hashanah set featuring shofar, apples and honey, a wooden Rosh Hashanah playset which includes similar items, and New Year placemats which can be coloured in.
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