[Bundle] Children’s Jewish Festival Stories
by Rabbi Pete Tobias
These four books offer a challenging, Liberal perspective on Jewish festivals.
The Secret of the £5 Etrog tells the story of how a young boy asked that question – and came up with an answer that will change the way you think about how – and by whom – religious festivals are meant to be celebrated.
The Question of the Hidden Matzah tells the story of how a young blind girl deals with her frustrations at not being able to participate fully in the Seder. She finds a mysterious piece of Matzah that, to her amazement, has a unique way of explaining the significance of this celebratory meal to her. She passes this on to her family with astonishing results.
The Talent of the Special Shofar explains the significance of the blowing of the shofar at Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year. Two children compete for the right to blow the shofar at their Religion School Rosh HaShanah service, but only one of them has what it takes to be given the honour.
The Voice of the Shaking Mountain According to Jewish tradition, all generations of Jews stood at the foot of Mount Sinai to hear God speaking. We recall that moment at the festival of Shavuot. But what if you couldn't hear? This book tells the story of what it was like to be a young hearing-impaired girl standing at Sinai.
Published: 2010, 2012, 2012 & 2013