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Is Clarence confused and will he create chaos on Shabbat? His special Shabbat challah recipe calls for flour, oil, honey, yeast and water, and his neighbors eagerly await their loaves. But instead he gathers a silly assortment of things. How will he bake his challah?
***** "We have tried several different weekly Torah lessons and this one rates at the top of our list." *****
"Presents Biblical stories accurately, in a very conversational way"
Come discover why parents and teachers are turning to The Family Torah to read aloud and share the joys of the Torah and its lessons, in the short, simple weekly installments that have carried the Jewish people through millennia. Its focus is mainly on pshat — the plain meaning of the Torah — with a sprinkling of midrash, the lively "stories behind the stories" that are so often crucial to understanding the Torah's text. The distinction between pshat and midrash is clearly delineated to help adults and children gain a clear understanding of the function of each. This sense of balance, along with the book’s clearly-written, lively Torah narrative, will appeal to a range of ages, convincing parents, teachers and children alike that the story of the Torah is itself exciting and relevant, an integral part of our precious tradition... and a joy to share together.
Ideal for: Classroom teachers Parents Homeschoolers Synagogue youth leaders and more...
ISRAEL - Biblical and Modern, Holy and High-Tech
From the Golan to the Red Sea, from the port of Haifa to the Kineret (Sea of Galilee), come travel all around Israel, exploring its history, beliefs, customs... and, of course, its food.
Come and see what the Israel excitement is all about!
Written by the author of over a dozen books for Jewish kids (who happens to live in Israel), Now You Know: Israel, honestly shares the joy of the land as well as its historical and contemporary realities in a way that's accessible and fun for readers of all ages, faiths and levels of knowledge.
Will you count to seven with me?
Let’s number our way through the springtime,
Just add up the weeks and you’ll see!
Join this irrepresible monster in a celebration of the days and weeks connecting two of the biggest celebrations on the Jewish calendar: Pesach and Shavuos.
Through simple rhymes and vivid, full-color photographs, come explore the highs and lows of the sefirah period, including serious and solemn days like Yom Ha-Shoah and Yom Ha-Zikaron, along with festive days like Yom Ha-Atzmaut and Lag Ba'omer.
Have fun together with your kids discovering the many moods of sefirah and the significance of this period, especially in eretz Yisrael.
Includes a guide to sefirah at the back of the book!
Always free with Kindle Select!
Originally published in 1904, this book was different from most books of its type in its warm and compassionate portrayal of the Jews of Ottoman Palestine. In her original preface, the author points out that you will meet Jews “in whatever direction you may travel.” The reason, she says, is that Jews have no home of their own, “for they are homeless... For many centuries they have been scattered far and wide.”
Today, this is no longer true. Almost since the book was written, Jews have begun coming home to Israel, and to Jerusalem, “the city they love best in the whole world.” The city has changed a great deal since Mary Hazelton Wade wrote those words: it has grown and become a modern capital. Yet the spirit has not.
This book treats the inhabitants of Jerusalem, like the main character Esther (a young child) lovingly and with respect. The author points out that, “It is their religion, and their religion alone” that sustains the Jews as a people.
Esther’s story, as told in this book, is worth reading and sharing as a portrait of Jewish life in early 1900s Ottoman Palestine, but it is also worth reading and sharing as a memento of the timeless Jewish impulses that have kept us going throughout the ages.
FEATURING a new introduction and commentary, along with high-quality images
Images include gorgeous photochrome coloured photographs and other images from the period from 1890-1910 when the fictitious Esther was a girl in Jerusalem.
I hope these add to your enjoyment of the story!
Caution: giggles ahead!
Kindle edition always free with purchase of the print version.
“A beautifully-written, poignant and brave tribute to a beloved brother with a devastating illness.”
- Aliza Israel, MD, FRCPC; Staff Psychiatrist, Women's College Hospital; Lecturer, University of Toronto
From the foreword by Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot:
“Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod has written a searingly honest account of her younger brother Eli’s life and struggle with schizophrenia from his teenage years through his untimely death in 2014.
“Ms. Macleod ushers us into the world of ‘crazy,’ as she terms it, and shares with us moments and snippets of both Eli’s life and chal-lenges and the interactions of a sister and other family members as they engage and deal with a sibling and son who lives with a serious and unrelenting mental illness.”
Come and meet some of the most influential people of all time... in bright, cheerful rhymes!
It’s true that they’re no longer alive, but their stories and their message are still with us to this day. We are their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and we have so much to learn from each and every one of them.
Sample a few of the rhymes from the book!
(excerpt) A little boy, the youngest one
Nobody thought he’d do it;
A little stone, a simple toy
Until David came and threw it.
(excerpt) Avram lived, oh so modest and meek,
Far off in his family’s old land;
Hashem said to go, his fortune to seek
And led Avram off by the hand.
(excerpt) Just as Yaakov had once tricked his dad,
Now he was tricked in his turn;
He trusted his sons, he mourned and felt sad
For Yosef, who’d never return.
Start your day off with praise!
Share with kids the wonderful blessings that fill our lives every single day in a light, fun way through rhyme! This book includes the full Hebrew text of the fifteen traditional Jewish morning blessings, along with modern translations and light, easy-to-read verses offering quick insights into each one.
From the author of over a dozen books for Jewish children comes a vivid way to make daily prayer fun, easy... and meaningful!
Always free to borrow with KDP Select!
Looking for a challenging, fun writing course you can do at your own pace? A course that takes you and your dreams seriously? That shows you the best of what's out there in children's literature today? That'll help you write books that sell?
Whether your goal is to self-publish or attract a mainstream publishing company, you'll find the tools to help you craft a solid story that parents will buy and kids will love.
Here's what you'll get, in 30 days...
- Character - creating heroes and villains kids love
- Wonderful words - choosing and using the best nouns, verbs, adjectives and more
- Dialogue - putting the best words in your characters' mouths
- Plot - crafting a story that keeps kids on their toes
Each day's lesson is a tasty, bite-sized 100 words long. Download the free Story Magic Challenges booklet (link inside the book) to get the most out of this course.
Children's Story Magic Writing Course offers so much more than 30 days of writing lessons. Discover the basics of the craft and even many useful tips for advanced writers. In 30 days, you can turn your dreams into reality.
*** Kindle version FREE when you buy the print version (or borrow free with Kindle Unlimited) ***
"Shabbat monsters love to play
On their holy special day.
Love to skip and dance around...
Can't you hear that rumbly sound?"
Shabbat is a sad time for one newcomer who just doesn't feel like he fits in. Will the other monsters let him join in the fun?
Find out in a fun rhyming tale that's sure to bring out the Shabbat monster in everyone!
Also, check out Chanukah Monsters, a new book from the same creative team.