"It is a fine thing to be joyful. And is anything more joyful than coming home after a long journey? I'm going to tell you a story about a song and a journey home that took two thousand years!"
So begins this charming picture book which brings to life the real history of Hava Nagila--a song that is sung at Jewish simchas and baseball games alike! Learn how this soulful, Jewish tune began while journeying towards the building of the state of Israel. Meet Professor A.Z. Idelsohn and his young student Moshe Nathanson who, by making a sad song happy, created the joyful tune of Hava Nagila. As you read this story, don't be surprised if you start humming this familiar tune along with the joyful characters that Fran Manushkin has created--the fisherman on the Red Sea, the young girls in Jaffa, the kibbutzniks around the campfire and others.
Appropriate for grades K-3
Integrate with Israel curriculum
Include as part of Yom Ha'Atzmaut study and celebration
Who Knows Ten? Children's Tales of the Ten Commandments (Revised)
Another best-selling collection of children's stories, revised and with new, full-color illustrations!
WHO KNOWS TEN?
Children's Tales of the Ten Commandments
A favorite of parents and children alike, Molly Cone's stories illustrate the deep and hidden meanings of the Ten Commandments. Each chapter begins with a commandment and contains a simple yet elegant tale of timeless truth. Young readers will discover fresh meaning in the Ten Commandments, learning about life, how to live it well, and what is good. New, full-color illustrations by Robin Brickman enrich and enliven the stories. For ages 5-10.
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.
What's for dinner tonight? Artist, author, and cook Lisa Rauchwerger serves up mouthwatering meals and memories in her delightful cookbook. Using the Jewish calendar as a framework, both parent and child can cook up tasty treats all year long.