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for the Jewish people and their land, the holy Shabbat, tithing,
pathways o f piety, in praise o f humility, the foolishness o f idol-
worshipppers and the wisdom o f Torah. Glossary.
S e n d e r , R u t h M i n s k y .
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life.
New York: Macmillan, 1988. 229 p.
(10-YA)
In this sequel to
The Cage,
the author lays strong emphasis on
life, the future, and family, as Riva marries Moniek, another sur­
vivor and starts a family. After much searching, other surviving
siblings are found with their new families, and relatives in the
U.S., to which Riva and Moniek emigrate five years after liberation.
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il v e r m a n
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a i d a
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Festival of Esther: the story of Purim.
Illus. by Carolyn
S .
Ewing. New York: Simon & Schuster (Little Simon), 1989. unp.
hardcover and paper (6-10)
Full-color, historically authentic, detailed illustrations — many
with decorative borders and all with expressive characters — en­
hance this simply told story o f Esther. Included are a recipe for
hamantashen and the words and music to “A Wicked, Wicked
Man.”
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il v e r s t e in
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David Ben-Gurion.
Photogs., reprods., bibliog.,
glossary, index, notes. New York: Franklin Watts, 1988. 128 p.
(Impact Biography Series) (11-YA)
This well-researched, carefully crafted biography places Ben-
Gurion in the context o f time and place. It reviews 87 years o f
his life, from birth to death, and surveys policies and strategies
he formulated as Israel’s first prime-minister. The book cannot
be as analytical or as frank as an adult biography but it does very
well, indeed.
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in g e r
, M
a r i l y n
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Minnie’s Yom Kippur birthday.
Illus. by Ruth Rosner.
New York: Harper & Row, 1989. 32 p. (Junior Books) (4-8)
When Minnie’s birthday falls on Yom Kippur one year, she won­
ders what kind o f birthday it will be. Father promises that it will
be different, and Minnie imagines (illustrated) all kinds o f differ­
ent parties.
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far, however, the day o f her birthday has been
a bust, until that night, after services are completed at the Temple.
Could be great for storyhour.
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u s s m a n
, S
u s a n
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Hanukkah: eight lights around the world.
Illus. by Judith
Friedman. Niles, 111.: Albert Whitman, 1988. 40 p. (7-12)
Sussman weaves the unifying themes o f Hanukkah: freedom,
charity, security and heroism into brief stories that describe a visit
each night to one o f eight countries where Jewish families are
celebrating — Israel, Mexico, Argentina, the U.S., France, India,
Morocco, and the Soviet Union. This is a good beginning for a
subject that is sorely missing in Jewish children’s literature — the
lives o f Jewish children around the world.