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At Passover, Bubbie Rose and Bubbie Ida Flora's tiny apartment overflows with children, grandchildren, and beloved friends. When it's time for the afikoman, they look and look, but no one can find it. Everybody searches, and they find a great many other things, but where has it gone? |cBack cover
Jewish nursery rhymes, lullabies and songs originating from the Ashkenaze, Sephardic, and Yemenite communities. The lyrics in Hebrew, Judeo-Spanish, Yiddish and Arabic are reproduced in the original alphabets, transcribed into Roman characters and translated into English. Additional notes on the origin and cultural context of each song also included. Recipient of the prestigious Coup de coeur Charles Cros 2006 in France (originally published by Didier Jeunesse).--Publisher's website
During the Nazi occupation of Paris, no Jew was safe from arrest and deportation to a concentration camp. Few Parisians were willing to risk their own lives to help. Yet many Jews found refuge in an unlikely place, the sprawling complex of the Grand Mosque of Paris. Not just a place of worship but also a community center, this hive of activity was an ideal temporary hiding place for escaped prisoners of war and Jews of all ages, including children.
Moses Feldman and Mohammed Hassan both live on Flatbush Avenue, but when they meet at the grocery store they quickly become best friends, sharing a picnic while their families prepare for the holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Ramadan.
A long-lasting friendship develops between Larnel, a young African-American boy, and Mrs. Katz, a lonely Jewish widow, when Larnel presents Mrs. Katz with a scrawny kitten without a tail.
King Solomon learns a lesson from a little bird in this story based on Jewish and African tales
This story explores the many ways in which children feel unique and special. Mrs. Matthews's first grade class begins making Christmas decorations, but because Jennifer is Jewish, Mrs. Matthews allows her to make Hanukkah decorations instead
When kind-hearted Shlomo and his wife Miriam share their sabbath meal with the prophet Elijah, disguised as an old man, the grateful visitor rewards the couple with a special gift
"Two grandmas. Two delicious recipes. Sophie loves Bubbe's Jewish chicken soup, made with kreplach. She also loves Nai Nai's Chinese chicken soup, with wonton. But don't tell Bubbe and Nai Nai that their soups are the same!"-- Provided by publisher
"Yaffa and Fatima live on neighboring date farms. When very little rain leads to a poor harvest, both women go to extra measures to make sure that their neighbor doesn't go hungry"--Provided by publisher