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This Is The Matzah

First introduced in “This Is the Pumpkin,” Max and his family now prepare to celebrate Passover. In cumulative verse reminiscent of “The House That Jack Built,” Max and his sister Ruth shop for matzah in the Passover aisle of the grocery store. }}”This is the matzah stacked in the aisle. Max reaches up to the [...]

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The Matzo Ball Boy

Reading level: Ages 4-8}}On the morning of the Passover seder, a lonely bubbe decides to make a matzo ball boy to keep herself company. Soon delicious smells waft from the bubbling pot, and when she lifts the lid to see if the matzo ball boy is done, out he jumps. “Oy!” she cries. “And where [...]

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God’s World (Tikkun Olam)

Ages 4-8}}Discovering the beauty of nature through a young boyメs eyes, and more importantly, what we can do to heal natureメs wounds is the strong, beautifully told and illustrated message of this book. Young Eliメs first look at the beauty of nature will leave a lifelong impression. His mother brings him on a bike trip [...]

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Sholom’s Treasure: How Sholom Aleichem Became a Writer

The boy whose stories became Fiddler on the Roof . . .}}Sholom Aleichem’s favorite childhood memory may have been}listening as his father read stories aloud on Saturday nights and a roomful of adults burst out laughing. Sholom wanted to make people laugh, too. At school he became the class clown. At}home he imitated even his [...]

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Lech Lecha: The Journey of Abraham and Sarah

Lech Lecha is The Lord’s commandment to Abraham instructing him to leave his homeland. Thus, Abraham and Sarah, with only the reassurance that they will have descendants as numerous as the stars, embark on a journey into the unknown. This ancestral story is told using the language of the Hebrew Bible and includes an English [...]

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Always Remember Me: How One Family Survived World War II

Rachel’s Oma (her grandmother) has two picture albums. In one the photographs show only happy times — from after World War II, when she and her daughters had come to America. But the other album includes much sadder times from before — when their life in Germany was destroyed by the Nazis’ rise to power. [...]

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The Complete Junior Congregation Synagogue Companion

Finally something for the children in the synagogue! This book will help bring the Shabbat synagogue experience to life for children of all ages! }}With large, clear Hebrew type of all the basic Shabbat prayers, alongside large, easy-to-read English transliterations, plus simplified English translations and explanations, boys and girls will now be able to participate [...]

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Ten Tzedakah Pennies

What happens when a little boy has ten pennies to share with his large, loving family? He gives everyone a chance to do a mitzvah! Count along as they drop the coins into the tzedakah box, one by one! Ages 2-5

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Too Big, Too Little - Just Right! - Loren Hodes, Loren Hodes (illustrator

A story about growing up…
Like many kids, Racheli feels that “life’s not fair!” She’s too big to be a baby, and too little to be a big kid. Join Racheli as she learns that the best thing in life is to be exactly what you are-yourself!

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Just Call Me Joe

Gimme that ball, ‘ the boy barked in English. Joseph didn’t understand the boy’s words. ‘Watch where you sit, greenie, ‘ the boy snarled back, this time in Yiddish. ‘I am a greenie now, ‘ he told the boy, ‘but soon I’ll be a regular American. I catch on to things fast. The year IS [...]

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The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela : Through Three Continents in the Twelfth Century

Through Three Continents in the Twelfth Century . . .}}Imagine a time when streets were narrow and dirty, towns were}surrounded by walls, brigands lurked alongside roads that were}treacherous and few, bridges over rivers were rare, and a man}setting out on a journey never knew if he would return alive.}It was the year 1159 when the [...]

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The Burksfield Bike Club: Book 1 - Mitzvos on Wheels

Publisher: Judaica Press
Four energetic boys - four speedy bikes. Why not start a club?
So begins the Burksfield Bike Club, and before you know it, they’re off! Avi, Moish, Eli and Avromy find out that Rabbi Goldenberg urgently needs money to start a yeshiva for new immigrants, and they immediately set out to help him. [...]

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Anne Frank and Me

Cherie Bennett
Publisher: Putnam
The successful play is now a gripping novel.
Knocked unconscious after explosions ring out during a field trip to an Anne Frank exhibit, boy-crazy Nicole Burns wakes to find herself living a parallel life as a Jew in 1942 Paris. This Nicole is dating the boy of her present-day dreams, but living under [...]

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Faiga Finds a Way

Batsheva Brandeis, Alexander Levitas (illustrator)
Publisher: Hachai Publishing
Eleven-year-old Faiga lives with her family on a small egg and poultry farm on the outskirts of Kiev, near the Dnieper River. They certainly aren’t rich, but Papa has always been able to give tzedakah and provide his family with all their yom tov needs. But this year, money [...]

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Our Heroes (Series)

This book will delight children and adults alike, with its stories narrated by children about their challenges, and the tales they are told about great people who have experienced similar situations. }}Don’t miss this long-awaited sequel to the beloved first volume! This spell-binding book features the heartfelt stories of nine children, all contemporary heroes, who [...]

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Moses: The Long Road to Freedom

When Moses encounters the voice of God, he learns that only he has the power to fight the Pharaoh of Egypt and free the Hebrew slaves. With the help of his brother Aaron, he begs the Pharaoh to free the slaves, but he refuses many times. When God kills the Pharaoh’s son and many of [...]

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The Littlest Tree

Ages 4-8}}This newest addition to the popular and award-winning, “The Littlestナ” series by Sylvia Rouss proves that worth and character are not to be judged by outward appearances. The littlest tree in the forest triumphs as the villagers search for wood to build their new synagogue. While the sheer size and mocking attitudes of the [...]

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Dear Emma

After spending a Fresh Air Fund vacation discovering a new world on a Vermont farm Dossi thought that returning home to the bustling New York of 1910 would be simple. Little did she know that even in. a familiar place there are new things to experience: Her sister Ruthi is to be married and [...]

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Mimmy and Sophie All Around the Town

Homemade fun and simple pleasures abound!}}Mimmy and Sophie are sisters who live in Brooklyn, New York, during the Great Depression. Even though their parents don’t have a lot of money, Mimmy and Sophie still have lots of fun together, whether they’re finding treasure, going to Coney Island, or playing in mud puddles. }}Charming black-and-white drawings [...]

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The Dead Sea Scrolls

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, here is the intriguing story of the greatest archaeological find of the twentieth century: the struggle for possession of the scrolls, the efforts to translate them, and the colorful people who have figured in their history.

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Always Something Else - The Whimsical Adventures of Elisheva Raskin

For Elisheva Raskin, an adventurous ten-year-old with a knack for getting herself into sticky situations, life is anything but dull. At home with her family or in school with her friends, Elisheva learns to expect the unexpected. She’s a remarkable girl who tries to make the best of every situation. }}If it’s not one thing, [...]

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Noah and the Ziz

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What Happened To Heather Hopkowitz

Fourteen-year-old Heather Hopkowitz can’t imagine life without bacon, cheeseburgers, or bowling on Friday nights. But that’s what happens when she spends an entire month as a guest of an Orthodox Jewish family while her parents are away on vacation. As Heather begins to appreciate the traditional rituals, she considers becoming observant. What will her friends [...]

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The Night Journey

I sit here all day long, year after year. I remember. I remember all sorts of things. }}Rachel has been warned by her parents not to discuss the past with her great-grandmother. But Nana Sashie has other plans. She begins telling Rachel about her family’s flight from the pogroms and other dangers of Tsarist Russia. [...]

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Matzah Ball Soup

This warm, funny picture book combines a seder celebration with one extended family’s special tradition. Grandma explains to Rosie why they each have to have four matzah balls in their chicken soup. Her story goes back to when Grandma’s Tanta Tee came as a new immigrant from Hungary to join her three sisters in America. [...]

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The Hebrew Kid and the Apache Maiden

Set in the years immediately following the Civil War, The Hebrew Kid and the Apache Maiden tells the fascinating story of a Jewish family migrating westward in search of a home to call their own and a life free from oppression. In this new novel, author Robert J. Avrech vividly renders the essence of long-standing [...]

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The Secret Tunnel

During the time of King Chizkiyahu, dark days lay ahead for Yonatan and the Jews of Yerushalayim. The wicked King of Ashur, Sancheriv, was about to surround the city. The enemy could easily win by simply blocking off the water supply of the Jews. As the danger grew closer, Yonatan resolved to help protect his [...]

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Teddy Kollek: Builder of Jerusalem

Abraham Rabinowitz
Publisher: JPS
In this dramatic portrait of Teddy Kollek, young readers will learn about the man who became one of the most daring and valuable leaders in Israel’s early struggle for independence. His vision of peace, which helped transform Jerusalem into an international center for religion and culture, made him one of the more famous [...]

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The Moses Basket

Long, long ago in the land of Egypt, a Hebrew mother and her daughter, Miriam, hide a newborn baby boy in a basket that they float down the Nile River to save the childメs life. Rescued from the river by the Egyptian princess, Pharaohメs daughter, the boy is named Moses. When he grows up, he [...]

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All About Motti and His Adventures With Rebbe Mendel

Have you met Rebbe Mendel, the world’s greatest teacher, in the book Adventures With Rebbe Mendel? Well, now you can meet one of his extraordinary students, Motti, a boy with a tremendous imagination. When Rebbe Mendel comes to teach in Paris, the excitement and adventure never ends. Follow Motti’s diary as he describes his escapades, [...]

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