Books by Eliyahu Alpern

HANUKKAH MENORAH by Allison Ofanansky
Released: Oct. 1, 2018

"With the who, what, where, when, and how of Hanukkah, an informative addition to holiday shelves. (Informational picture book. 8-12)
An engaging glimpse into the art and craft behind Hanukkah candle lighting. Read full book review >
TISHA B'AV by Allison Ofanansky
Released: May 1, 2017

"An interesting glimpse into a lesser-known holiday. (afterword) (Picture book/religion. 6-9)"
Three Israeli children tour sites in Jerusalem as they learn about the holy day Tisha B'Av, which commemorates the destruction of both the first and second temples. Read full book review >
MATZAH by Allison Ofanansky
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"The combination of concise, easy-to-understand text and copious photography presents an accessible understanding of Passover and matzah. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
All about that flat, unleavened holiday food—from dough to desert. Read full book review >
TORAH SCROLL by Allison Ofanansky
Released: Aug. 4, 2016

"While those who attend Jewish services will likely find this the most attention-grabbing, this is still pertinent to readers interested in religious studies. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Learn the many specific steps necessary to create a Torah. Read full book review >
NEW MONTH, NEW MOON by Allison Ofanansky
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A nice blend of planetary science and religious observance. (author's note) (Picture book/religion. 5-8)"
The beginning of a new month, known in the Jewish calendar as Rosh Chodesh, is explained via a family's camping trip in the Negev Desert. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2013

"A holiday-cum-gardening-cum-food adventure in one neat package. (afterword) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
An appealing photo essay follows Israeli children as they work in their school garden and kitchen. Read full book review >
SUKKOT TREASURE HUNT by Allison Ofanansky
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Holiday explanation and Fun Facts included. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Clear, colorful photographs follow a young family's quest to find all the "four species" (from the Hebrew arba minim) used to celebrate the holiday of Sukkot, the harvest holiday observed with the symbolic use of the branches of a palm, willow and myrtle tree and the Middle Eastern citrus fruit etrog. Read full book review >