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ed. Tzedakah: a way of life. New York, Behrman, 1963.
127 p.
Selected vignettes dealing with righteousness and justice in the days
of the Bible, Talmud, Middle Ages and the recent past, (ages 9-12)
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Printer’s devil to publisher: Adolph S. Ochs of the
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New York, Messner, 1963. 191 p.
A fine biography, but except for the fact that the author mentions
that Ochs was born, married, and died as a Jew, she gives no indication
that Judaism had any effect on his life or his thinking, (ages 11-14)
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Jewels for a crown: the story of the Chagall windows.
Foreword by Rene D’Harnoncourt. Illus with 19 plates in 6 colors.
New York, McGraw-Hill, 1963. 64 p.
A lovely book that explains the process involved in the designing and
execution of the stained glass windows of the synagogue at the Hebrew
University Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. The windows, each
depicting one of the twelve tribes, are described in some detail, (ages
11 and up)
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The mighty voice: Isaiah, prophet and poet. Illus. by Simon
Jeruchim. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society, 1963. 138 p. (Cove­
nant Book)
The promise to uncover the “profound” experiences that motivated
Isaiah “. . . inspiring poet . . . humanitarian . . . social reformer . . .
practical statesman” is
kept, for the flat, colorless character that gives
voice to Isaiah’s words never comes to life, (ages 9-12)
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The art of the lands of the Bible. New York, Atheneum,
1963. 48 p. Photos.
“Because the Hebrews were forbidden by their religion to make pictures
or statues, this book contains the art forms of ancient Iraq, Iran, Lebanon,
Syria and Arabia.” One feels, however, that with a little application the
author might have included some bas reliefs and mosaics of ancient
synagogues, (ages 9 and up)
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J. H. Leaders of our people. Illus. by David Stone. New York,
Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1963. 172 p.
Fictionalized text of characters who in the author’s opinion had
“germinal influence” in the development of Judaism. Factual information,
four or five questions, activity projects, and children’s bibliography are
given for each character, (ages 8-10)
Hamori, Laszlo . Flight to the Promised Land. Trans, from Swedish by Anna
belle MacMillan. Illus. by Mel Silverman. New York, Harcourt, Brace &
1963. 189 p.
A delightful story, based on fact, of how a Yemenite boy, who comes
to Israel via the “Magic Carpet” operation, becomes acclimated to his
new land and eventually becomes an El A1 pilot, (ages 11-14)
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in Israel. New York, Viking, 1963. 180 p.
A pleasant account of the daily life of Israela and Simon, sabras living
in Natanya, with flashbacks into the ancient history of Israel. While it
reads like a novel, whenever facts are used they seem to be accurate,
(ages 10-12)
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A boy of Old Prague. Drawings by Ben Shahn. New
York, Pantheon, 1963. 90 p.
An excellent novel that conveys a real “on-the-spot” feeling of a his-
with an aspect of Jewish history seldom treated on a child’s level: the
Jew of the medieval world, (ages 11-14)