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Product Details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Jewish Lights; 1 edition (February 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 158023321X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580233217
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 10 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,056,276 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A delightful corrective and addition to the field of Jewish children's books. Recognizes the beauty and diversity of Jewish life and people. I recommend it for all Jewish families." -- Yosef Israel Abramowitz, founder, Jewish Family & Life!; coauthor, Holidays and Values for Today's Parents and Children

"A much needed book that gives affirmation to an expansive notion of who is part of the Jewish people. Welcoming and non-judgmental, it is an important expression for the contemporary Jewish world." -- Rabbi Michael Strassfeld, author, A Book of Life: Embracing Judaism as a Spiritual Practice and coauthor, The Jewish Catalog

"Adds the missing link to the library of Jewish picture books. It belongs on the shelf of every synagogue and Jewish preschool. With concise rhyming text and photos of children from around the world, it clarifies for every Jewish child that the Jewish community includes faces like theirs." -- Karen Kushner, director, Project Welcome, Union for Reform Judaism; coauthor, Because Nothing Looks Like God

"Finally! A beautiful book that celebrates the diversity of Jews, of all colors, from all families, and from all places. Offers thoughtful answers to the questions often asked by adopted Jews, Jews of color, and even Jews from traditional families about what it means to be Jewish. Affirms young Jewish identity with great heart. It belongs in every Jewish home!" -- Rabbi/Cantor Angela Warnick Buchdahl, Central Synagogue, New York

"Sometimes the simplest words offer us the most profound of wisdom. Speaks to the heart, mind, and soul of child and adult alike. It displays the community that we strive to create: opening, welcoming, and inclusive. Terrific!" -- Dr. Kerry M. Olitzky, executive director, Jewish Outreach Institute; author, Introducing My Faith and My Community: The Jewish Outreach Institute Guide for the Christian in a Jewish Interfaith Relationship

About the Author

Lauren Seidman is a writer and editor living in Vermont.

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Seidman's book is pure and simple.
Beth Ann O'Hara
Kids love the pictures of all the children like and unlike themselves, making them feel very much a part of a larger, and diverse, community.
Moonsie
There are better expressions of Judaism and Jewish ethics and behavior that I'd have preferred in this book, but it is fine.
dorothy sklaroff

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Jewish Book World Magazine on November 26, 2007
Format: Paperback
In simple, rhyming text, Lauren Seidman provides answers to the question posed in the title of this delightful picture book that celebrates diversity. "You don't have to look a certain way to be Jewish," Seidman reasons, but rather it is the values one lives by that matter. Large color photographs of Jewish children from a variety of ethnic backgrounds will engage young children, and offer them a broader perspective of the Jewish community in the United States and beyond. This book holds special appeal for children who have been adopted by Jewish families, as they will likely find within its pages photographs of other Jewish children that look like them. Although intended for a pre-school audience, What Makes Someone a Jew? could also be used with older children to encourage discussions about Jewish identity. The book's positive focus on the traditions and values shared by all Jews, and its inclusive and tolerant message make it a worthy purchase for libraries and schools serving young children and families with young children. For ages 2 - 6. Reviewed by Alison Kelly
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Beth Ann O'Hara on May 12, 2007
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Seidman's book is pure and simple. A direct address to children about the meaning of being Jewish. To the point. No proselytizing, just the basic tenets of love, sharing and caring. Beautiful photographs.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Moonsie on May 18, 2007
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The wonderful rhymes and message will stay with you for a long time. Kids love the pictures of all the children like and unlike themselves, making them feel very much a part of a larger, and diverse, community.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mama of 2 boys on May 18, 2007
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A wonderful, delightful book for any kid. Both of my boys love it and like looking at the beautiful pictures. A great addition to a collection and nice way to introduce kids to religious diversity.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By F. Vinci on August 23, 2007
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Excellent pictures. Easy for children to identify with. Definately a book to use in a Hebrew School Classroom.
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By dorothy sklaroff on January 22, 2014
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There are better expressions of Judaism and Jewish ethics and behavior
that I'd have preferred in this book, but it is fine. Perhaps there could be
levels of answering this question--levels based upon chronological age and
emotional maturity.
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