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bility to family and her own future. Minimal Jewish content except
for a depiction o f the adjustment o f aJewish Viennese refugee fam­
ily to new circumstances.
W o l i t z e r , H i lm a .
Wish you were here.
New York, Farrar Straus Giroux,
1984. 180 p. (10-14)
Deals with a boy’s unresolved reaction to his father’s death and his
mother’s remarriage. There is an interesting relationship between
boy and grandfather, and a touching, telling scene at the boy’s Bar
Mitzvah, when he assumes his father’s name.
W o lm a n , B en jam in B.
The diary o f Mordekhai Ben-Yosef.
New York,
Schocken, 1984. 139 p. (12 up)
A fictional diary describes the maturing o f a fifteen-year-old boy,
his loves, griefs and coming to terms with life in Israel and a terrorist
incident.
W o o d , A n g e l a .
Judaism.
(Dictionaries o f World Religions). London/
North Pomfret, Vermont, Batsford/David & Charles, 1984. 72 p.
(10-14)
A useful ready-reference book for home and library with succinct
explanations about, and definitions of, Judaism. Includes the parts
o f the Bible, a time-chart o f Jewish history, book list and index.