Posts Tagged ‘Sh’mot’

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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