Tag Archives: Judaica

Somewhere There Is Still a Sun: A Memoir of the Holocaust

Somewhere There Is Still a Sun: A Memoir of the Holocaust by Michael Gruenbaum and Todd Hasak-Lowy Grades 5 & up This is one of the most powerful books about the Holocaust that I have read in a long time. … Continue reading

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The Path of Names

The Path of Names by Ari B. Goelman Grades 5-8 I loved this book. It has an amazing mix of themes that I have not seen anywhere else. Plus, it was based in a Habonim-like summer camp, a sister to … Continue reading

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Jewish Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook

Jewish Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook by Jane Yolen All Ages This is a fantastic mix of Jewish folktales and related recipes. The tales are not new, but these retellings breathe life back into them. The recipes look great, … Continue reading

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My Basmati Bat Mitzvah

My Basmati Bat Mitzvah by Paula J. Freedman grades 5-8 This reads like an updated version of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, and I mean that in the best way possible! Tara Feinstein is starting seventh grade, and … Continue reading

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The Yankee at the Seder

The Yankee at the Seder by Elka Weber Grades 2 & up At the end of the Civil War, a Yankee soldier is given leave for Passover. Corporal Myer Levy of Philadelphia comes across 10-year-old Jacob Josephson eating matzah on … Continue reading

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Five Little Gefiltes

Five Little Gefiltes by Dave Horowitz grades preK-2 What an absolutely hilarious book! It is perfect for Passover and all year round. It is a super cute counting book for young children, plus all of the side notes will keep … Continue reading

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