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Jewish Book Month
Jewish Book Month is celebrated during the month preceding Hanukkah. It is an annual event on the American Jewish calendar dedicated to the celebration of Jewish books.
Bar Mitzvah (son of the commandment) and Bat Mitzvah (daughter of the commandment) mark the age when adult reason and responsibility begin. In this third book about her, Toby Belfer, a Jewish girl growing up in rural Louisiana, learns about the Bar Mitzvah ceremony through her older cousin Paul. Beginning with Toby’s invitation to Paul’s Bar Mitzvah and ending with the cutting of the challah and the traditional dance called the horah, the reader is led through the experience of this ancient ceremony.
This breakthrough children’s book by Sydelle Pearl will quickly find a place in Jewish holiday traditions. In five original tales, each relating to an important Jewish holiday, Elijah aids those in need, while challenging those who have lost their faith. The young prophet is summoned by God to wander the earth for a three-month period in order to observe the Jewish people’s handling of the Torah. Hardcover.
On August 24, 1942, just a few days before she entered Thereseienstadt concentration camp, Valli Ollendorff wrote this letter to her middle son. Secure in the knowledge that Ulrich was safe in America, and fearful of what the future held for her, Valli poured out her fear and longing, as well as her love and hope, in this brief document. Valli died less than two months later and her remarkable letter was lost for forty-three years. Now, thanks to the courage and generosity of Valli’s descendants, families worldwide can share its universal message.
In this, her second cookbook, Gail Ashkanazi-Hankin offers a wide variety of delectable, yet healthy, kosher dishes to please any palate during the many Jewish festivals and on any night of the year. While creating and compiling these reduced-fat and reduced-calorie recipes, Mrs. Ashkanazi-Hankin met many talented Jewish cooks throughout the world, including those from the Ashkenazic and Sephardic communities.
Written entirely in Hebrew and decorated with illuminations, Haggadah Illuminated retells the story of the Israelites and their famous exodus from slavery in Egypt.
The Haggadah is a sharing of history, culture, and religion, and author Even Caredio honors this tradition with the sacredness and splendor of Haggadah Illuminated. For those who want to keep tradition, the “telling” is done in Hebrew.
With this comprehensive book, author Robert Lewis Berman shares the story of a Jewish society located in Lexington, which is tucked away in the heart of the Mississippi Bible belt. He provides an extensive history of the town, profiles the families who made it flourish, and records his own personal experiences. Personal photographs and interviews make this book an intimate memoir of an almost unknown Mississippi town. Hardcover.
When you’re raised by a grandmother whose life ambition is to see that all of her family and friends are fed palate-pleasing traditional dishes, the apple strudel doesn’t fall far from the tree. Whenever people came to visit Marla Brooks’s grandmother, the first question was always “What can I get you to eat?” soon followed by “Here, have a little bit more.” Over time, Ms. Brooks has come to follow in her grandmother’s footsteps, and always has something tasty to offer guests. Paperback.
Jam-packed with informative and fun facts, this ABC book teaches Jewish culture and tradition with alliteration and rhyme. In I is for Israel, young readers learn which language is acknowledged nationally, which city is recognized as the capital, and what three major religions are rooted and represented in that country. B is for bagels describes the popular food’s variety as well as what is traditionally eaten with them.
Blend a dash of Kosher with a pinch of Creole and you have the Kosher Creole Cookbook. The authors have combined two famous culinary traditions: the Creole—a blend of certain aspects of French, Spanish, African, and American cooking—and the Jewish, dating from biblical times. Hardcover.
Help one another. Say you’re sorry. Toby remembers what her rabbi said in his sermon for Rosh Hashanah, and she plans on being a good citizen, giving charity, apologizing for anything that might have hurt someone, and helping others. After saying “sorry” to her best friend Donna, Toby helps her understand all of the customs involved with the Jewish New Year. Hardcover.
Toby Belfer is now in the fifth grade, and she and her best friend Donna take a trip to Israel to tour the Holy Land. There, the girls visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust History Museum where they learn about the Righteous Gentiles, the Christian men and women who aided persecuted Jews during the Holocaust.
Toby Belfer never had a Christmas tree. Hers was the only Jewish family in the little country town where she lived with her parents and grandmother. The Belfers celebrated Hanukkah—they didn’t celebrate Christmas like the rest of the families in town. Toby invited all of her friends to join in her family’s Hanukkah celebration, just as she joined in theirs by trimming their Christmas trees and singing Christmas carols.
Welcome to the Belfer house, the only Jewish home in a small South Louisiana town. The celebration of Passover is coming and Toby Belfer’s best friend, Donna, is coming over to share in the festivities of the Seder supper. Donna does not know much about the celebration of the Seder because at her church they celebrate Easter. During one magical night she will experience the traditions and learn the history of the Jewish feast of deliverance. Hardcover.
Welcome to the Belfer house, the only Jewish home in a small South Louisiana town. The celebration of Passover is coming and Toby Belfer’s best friend, Donna, is coming over to share in the festivities of the Seder supper. Donna does not know much about the celebration of the Seder because at her church they celebrate Easter. During one magical night she will experience the traditions and learn the history of the Jewish feast of deliverance.
Travel Guide to Jewish Europe combines practical travel information, intriguing stories, and an enlightening introduction to Jewish contributions to European history. All-new chapters on Romania and Bulgaria complete this updated, comprehensive guide to the best of Jewish Europe. Paperback.
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