Join Keren in lighting the lights on the first night of HanukkahHERE
And enjoy this beautifully illustrated and stirring story of one family’s special Hanukkah tradition… (With special thanks to Gayle Ann Cater for gifting Dwight and me with this book many Hanukkahs ago!) ~Keren
Sofer – The Story of a Torah Scroll by Rabbi Eric Ray, z”l
There are interesting facts to be learned about the production of a Torah scroll. The sofer who writes a scroll by hand has very strict guidelines and a set procedure by which he writes a scroll. These have ensured that the words of a scroll have been preserved accurately and perfectly through the centuries.
Rabbi Eric Ray shares these things with us in his well illustrated book, written for all the family to understand. Join us and learn!
NOTE: Apologies for the recording glitch on page 17. It only last a few seconds, so please persevere.
Terrible Things is a gentle introduction to the Shoah.*
Our sharing this book with you comes with a caution. Please watch it along with your child and be prepared for questions, for example, “What are the Terrible Things?” “Where did the Terrible Things take the animals?” “What are concentration camps?”
You may consider watching this video first to see if it is suitable for your child’s level of understanding.
Read by Keren
Shoah is a Hebrew word which means calamity. It is the preferred word used in Israel for Holocaust, an English word, which means “burnt offering” or “sacrifice to G-d.” The Jews of Europe were not sacrificed, they were murdered in a genocide of man’s hatred.
Anna Olswanger never knew her great-grandparents Elias and Dora Olschwanger, not even their names, until 1982. That was the year she made the first of several trips to St. Louis to research her family tree.
With the help of relatives she had never met and St. Louis historians, she located a number of newspaper articles that mentioned her great-grandfather “Reb Elias Olschwanger.”*
These articles became the basis for her book in which she shares a copy of each article on the last pages of this very fun and very colorful read.
Shlemiel, by the way, is a Yiddish term for an idiotic person who is rather lacking in the brains department.
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