"They're coming! They're coming! The Purim players are coming!" So begins a Purim tale of yesteryear by Barbara Cohen, renowned author of Jewish children's books. Enter the world of Reb Zalman and Reb Yisroel and their fellow Jews in Prague; listen to how the Jews of Persia escaped destruction because of Esther's bravery and Mordecai's wisdom. With beautiful, full-color illustrations by Shoshana Mekibel, Here Come the Purim Players! is a lively retelling of the story of Purim that is sure to have the whole family laughing with joy.
On a dark night full of many mysterious sounds, Daniel and his older sister Naomi set out to sleep in their family sukkah. Because there is no outlet to plug in a night light, Daniel and Naomi come to see the stars above as the same night lights the ancient Israelites used on their journey in the desert.
In a palace, long ago, a Queen goes in search of the perfect prayer.
Introduce your family to the beauty and wonder of the Sh"ma with Rabbi Donald Rossoff"s thoughtful new book. Filled with vivid illustrations by Tammy Keiser, The Perfect Prayer makes this important prayer simple for everyone.
Join the Queen on her quest for the sounds of the perfect prayer. As each of her advisors presents a sound, an important aspect of the Sh"ma is explained. "Shhh" is the sound of silence and listening. "Mmmm" expresses deep thinking. The awe and wonder that can be found in God"s creation is shown in the sound "Ahhh".
The Perfect Prayer is the perfect entryway into spirituality for all ages.
Something is not right in the home of Chaim Yonkel and his wife, Esther. Usually their home is filled with the smells of delicious foods, the sounds of laughing children, and happy smiles on everyone's faces. But this Shabbat finds the family fighting, Shabbat dinner unprepared, and the house a mess.
The Talmud tells the story of two angels, Tov and Rah. According to this legend, these angels follow each person home from synagogue on Shabbat and deliver a blessing. If Shabbat is being honored and the home is filled with Shabbat peace, the angel of good, Tov, gets to deliver the blessing that every Shabbat should be like this one. However, if Shabbat is not being honored, the angel of evil, Rah, gets to deliver the blessing, turning the same words into a curse.
This contemporary version of the talmudic tale, illustrated with breathtaking illustrations by Joani Keller Rothenberg, updates the story for today's families. The Shabbat Angels will delight the whole family while it teaches the importance of Shabbat shalom, Shabbat peace.
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