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By Jessica Halfin for Hadassah Magazine
During the busy High Holiday season, crafting thoughtful presents for those we care about might be low down on our to-do list. Yet presents and chagim go hand in hand. On Rosh Hashanah, the extra effort is worth it. There is always a beloved family member, school teacher, dear friend or an earnest mailman thankful to receive a token of appreciation.
BY ALINA ADAMS for Kveller
The Chosen, the novel by Chaim Potok, was first published in 1967, and has been a staple of middle-school reading lists ever since.
It tells the story of two unlikely friends, Reuven and Danny, who are growing up in Brooklyn during World War II and through the creation of the state of Israel.
by Shannon Sarna for Kveller
As a parent, there are basically three things I am constantly doing: buying new shoes, picking up toys from the floor, and looking for new dinner ideas that my kids will actually eat (something other than mac & cheese or chicken fingers).
BY SHANNON SARNA for Kveller
These Limonana Ice Pops Will Be Your Summer Savior
For the last few years I have spent several weeks of my summer working and vacationing in Israel, spending a significant amount of time in beachy Tel Aviv. It’s hot. It’s humid. And it was absolutely wonderful, spending many days at the beach or sitting at cafes drinking lattes and icy limonana.
When they’re not riding wingboards or sliding down rainbows, Gabi and Rafael are out to fix the world! Join them and learn about being a better person with the everyday magic of Jewish ideas. Episodes for parents and kids, plus a mobile app to make streaming easy.
By Lela Casey for Kveller
As I sit here watching my kids get on the bus for the last time until September, I feel a panic rising in my chest. Gone are my leisurely breakfasts, my early afternoon work/writing sessions, my lunches with friends.
From The Book of Life JewishBooks.blogspot.com
On Monday June 18, 2018 at the 53rd annual conference of the Association of Jewish Libraries in Boston, MA, I participated in a panel discussion of "Social Justice and Jewish Children's Books."
This post offers some titles in the various categories of books that I talked about. These lists are by no means comprehensive. They mostly represent titles in the Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel of Boca Raton, Florida, and the list was compiled by memory without actually visiting the library. My purpose is to offer a few suggestions to get you started on thinking about books in these categories.
BOOKS FOCUSING ON DIVERSITY ITSELF:
BY MARJORIE INGALL FOR TABLET MAGAZINE
‘The Number on My Great-Grandpa’s Arm’ uses animation to elevate a documentary about a survivor and his 10-year-old great-grandson
Regular Tablet readers know that I loathe most Holocaust media for kids: apps that are flippant or misguided; slim, pornographically violent volumes of poetry featuring mental monologues by bloodthirsty Nazis; richly illustrated fables queasily blending history and legend; wide-eyed, manipulative middle-grade weepies; YA novels using the Holocaust as a jumping-off point for teen shapeshifter fantasy. And then there are the horrifying old black-and-white movies we were shown in Hebrew school, spotlighting silent footage of bulldozers pushing mountains of corpses and hollow-eyed, emaciated survivors peering blankly at their liberators from stacked wooden bunks. None of these is a good introduction to one of history’s great horrors.
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