Posts Tagged ‘Moses’

Book Review | Nachshon Who Was Afraid to Swim
by Deborah Bodin Cohen

Score: 4

Illustrated by Jago © 2009 Kar-Ben Publishing. A 2009 Sydney Taylor Honor Book. This is a beautifully written midrash about the story of Nachshon, the individual who was the first to step into the waters of the Reed Sea thereby enabling the Jewish People to reach freedom on the other side. Nachshon is portrayed as [...]

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Book Review | Papa Jethro
by Deborah Bodin Cohen

Score: 4

Illustrated by Jane Dippold. © 2007 Kar-Ben Publishing This book brought tears to my eyes and gave me goose bumps. What a beautiful gift for an interfaith family- a bedtime story for the other faith grandparents to read to their Jewish grandchildren. With lovely, soft, warm illustrations, we read the story of Rachel and her [...]

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Book Review | The Brave Women Who Saved Moses
by Alison Greengard

Score: 3

Illustrated by Carol Racklin-Siegel © 2009 EKS Publishing. A retelling of Exodus where Moses is assisted in coming into the world through the efforts of many righteous women – two midwives, his mother, his sister and the Pharaoh’s daughter (Exodus 1,2). It is also an adaptation of the Hebrew text so that those studying Hebrew [...]

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Book Review | JPS Illustrated Children’s Bible
by Ellen Frankel

Score: 4

illustrated by Avi Katz. © 2009, Jewish Publication Society. I have learned over the years not to expect too much from Children’s Bibles.  Normally, I am looking at “Old Testament” Children’s Bibles.  I often find the stories too short and uninteresting, having been over-adapted to fit into the small space allotted. In some cases, I [...]

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