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The Bible for young readers. Illus. by Charles Front and
David Christian. New York, Golden Press, 1968.
A paperback edition of colorfully illustrated Bible stories for young
children, (ages 5-8)
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The seventh candle and other folktales of Eastern Europe.
Illus. by Ezekiel Schloss. Trans, by G. Pashin. New York, Ktav, 1968.
I l l p.
Some allegories, some fantasies, but all 27 stories deal with Jewish
ethics and values in the
of Eastern Europe.
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Modern Jewish life in literature. New York, United Syna­
gogue Commission on Jewish Education, 1968. 269 p.
This is a documentation of the past 40 years in terms of its literature.
It is relevant to the student’s past and to an understanding of his “now.”
Each segment, i.e., the Holocaust, the Birth of Israel, Jews in America,
is introduced with a short historical precis. Each chapter ends with
questions designed for further thought and discussion. Teacher’s guide
is also available, (ages 13 and up)
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The wisest man in the world. Illus. by Anita Lobel. New
York, Parents’ Magazine Press, 1968. unpaged.
A delightful classic fable of a bee’s encounter with King Solomon.
This book is a joy to the listener and to the reader, (ages 3-6)
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a r r y
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b r a h a m
. I s r a e l t o d a y : r e v . e d . I l lu s . b y R o b e r t
S u g a r . N e w Y o r k , U n i o n o f A m e r i c a n H e b r e w C o n g r e g a t i o n s ,
312 p.
This book has been revised to include the events of June 1967 and
their results. The outdated statistics have been replaced by charts and
graphs. These allow the students to do their own extrapolation. Both
text and illustrative material provide for meaningful learning experi­
ence. (ages 12 and up)
a l s te in
Louis. The man who loved laughter. Philadelphia, Jewish Publica­
tion Society, 1968, 158 p. (Covenant Series)
A sensitive book about the life of Sholom Aleichem and the extra­
ordinary relationship between him and his father, it should do much
to make the reader examine varying family relationships. The book is
deftly written without the usual cloying verbiage, (ages 11-14)
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Israel: crossroads of conflict.
Photo illus. by Don Pitcher. New York, Rand McNally, 1968. 176 p.
A comprehensive work on Israel covering its history, demography,
and economic and agricultural growth. A chronological chart and pro­
nunciation guide are included, (ages 12-15)
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Behold, the land. Illus. by Rose Zomanski. New York, Union
of American Hebrew Congregations, 1968. 263 p.
The text is well written, the pictures are exciting, the charts and
maps up-to-date. All are correlated to appeal to the student; for a text­
book this is no small accomplishment. It is to be recommended for
recreational reading as well, (ages 11 and up)
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Moses, the great law giver. Illus. by Anne Lewis. Irvington-
on-Hudson, Harvey House, 1968. 48 p.
A simplistically written story of Moses, the Exodus, and the giving
of the law. The book does little to stimulate further interest in the
subject or the pleasure of reading, (ages 5-8)