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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
games, puzzles, recipes and crafts are contained in the most recent
admirable addition to the Drucker Jewish holiday series. Especially
fine are the author’s personal insights.
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The long journey home.
Transl. from the Hebrew/ by
Bracha Slae. New York, Feldheim, 1984. 211
p.
he & pb (12 up)
An interest-holding yarn about T o rah , the pull o f secular
Zionism, the Holocaust and Israel; and the reunion of young lovers
and separated siblings. Infused with faith and miracle.
F
r a n k
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Anne Frank's tales from the secret annex.
Transl. by Ralph
Manheim and Michael Mok. New York, Washington Square Press.
1983. 156 p. pb (12 up)
More of Anne’s sweetness, spirit and artistry is revealed in this col­
lection of her essays, stories, and memoirs — many found only after
her father’s death, and newly published.
F
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Y
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The best of Olomeinu: Sefirah, Shavuos and summer
stories/book four.
Illus. by Yosef Dershowitz. New York, Mesorah,
1983. 160 p. (10-14)
Hasidic tales of the Holocaust, life in Siberian prisons, stories of
wonder and persecution during the days of WWII and stories about
the summer holidays make this a valuable resource.
G
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, Y
a f f a
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Follow the moon. A journey through the Jewish year.
Illus. by
Harvey Klineman. New York, Feldheim, 1984. unp. (6-10)
A handsome pictorial trip through the Jewish calendar with much
information about holidays, customs, seasons, and historical facts;
but most important, the connection between the Jewish People, the
calendar, and the Land of Israel. Full color illustrations, large pages.
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Savta simcha and the cinnamon tree.
Illus. by Bina Gewirtz. New
York, Feldheim, 1984. 96 p. (8-12)
A “take charge” Savta Simcha reforms an orphaned boy, offers
succor to animals in the snow, and rejoices in God and nature. Good
source for holiday stories about Purim, Passover, Lag B ’Omer,
Shavuot and Tisha B ’Av. Entertaining episodes that teach.
G
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The writing on the wall.
Illus.
by
Michael Bragg. New
York, Lothrop, 1983. 32 p. (4-8)
The pair who brought us King Nimrod’s tower once again tell a
biblical tale of pride and greed. This time it is the story o f Daniel who
foretells King Belshazzar’s doom. A boy, his cat, and exciting illus­
trations are bonuses.
G
in s b u r g
, M
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The tattooed torah.
Illus. by Jo Gershman. New York,
Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1983. unp. (5-8)
A child-sized Torah is stored in a Nazi warehouse and recovered
after the war by an American. Despite awkward illustrations, can
serve as an introduction to the Holocaust.