Search Results: "Eliyahu Alpern"


BOOK REVIEW

MATZAH by Allison Ofanansky
CHILDREN'S
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

SUKKOT TREASURE HUNT by Allison Ofanansky
CHILDREN'S
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

TISHA B'AV by Allison Ofanansky
CHILDREN'S
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

TORAH SCROLL by Allison Ofanansky
CHILDREN'S
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NEW MONTH, NEW MOON by Allison Ofanansky
CHILDREN'S
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CHEESECAKE FOR SHAVUOT by Allison Ofanansky
CHILDREN'S
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2016

"A compassionate and eye-opening approach to healing mentally and emotionally wounded soldiers."
A revolutionary look at methods to treat veterans in distress. Read full book review >