Jewish Values: Engineer Ari and the Rosh Hashanah Ride

Publisher: 
Publication Year: 
2007
Number of Pages: 
32 p.
Note: 
The first train in Israel steamed into Jerusalem from Jaffa in 1892. In this story, whose action is based on that historical event, Engineer Ari picks up Rosh Hashanah treats along the train's route, taking them to the children of Jerusalem. He leaves his friends back at the station without so much as a good bye and then begins to feel twinges of guilt as each holiday treats reminds him in some way of Jessie and Nathaniel and of his unkind treatment of them. As the train pulls into Jerusalem and children surround it, Engineer Ari regrets having hurt his friends' feelings and remembers that on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, "we do teshuvah...which means turning ourselves around and promising to do better." So, Engineer Ari turns the train around with a "Toot, Toot!" and heads back to Jaffa, ready to say "I'm sorry.","0
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ISBN: 
978-0-8225-8648-7
Book ID: 
1264
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No
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