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One Hundred and One Read-Aloud Jewish Stories
Published by Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers, Inc., 2001
ISBN: 1579122124, Hardcover     [Buy this Book]
Reading Level: Ages 5 and up

This wide-ranging and engaging collection acquaints listeners with the magic of Jewish tradition. From Bible stories to Midrashic folktales to modern day fiction, 101 Read-Aloud Jewish Stories takes children and parents on an unforgettable journey.
 

The stories are brief enough to make ideal bedtime reading, and the strength and richness of the narratives make them memorable anytime. From the stories of Moses, Solomon and Jonah to the legends of the Golem of Prague and the hapless inhabitants of Chelm, and including selections from such renowned authors as Isaac Bashevis Singer and Y.L. Peretz, this is sure to become a treasured volume, read, reread, passed down and loved for years to come.

One Hundred and One Jewish Read-Aloud Stories

 
This collection contains some original stories by the award winning author Barbara Diamond Goldin. The following original stories included in this collection have been previously published in magazines or books for children: Ketsele's Gift, Never Too Quiet, Rough or Smooth, Right Side Up, Don't Blow Out the Candles, and Brave Like Mordecai. There are also eight stories by well-known Jewish writers such as Jane Yolen and Howard Schwartz, as well as poems written by children in the Terezin Concentration camp from I Never Saw Another Butterfly. The rest of the stories in this collection have either been selected and retold by Ms. Goldin, or are nonfiction pieces or biographies that she has written specifically for this collection. Examples of the latter are the pieces about Hannah Rachel Werbermacher, Dona Gracia Nasi, The Kabbalah, The Shofar, and the Jewish Holidays.

A partial table of contents includes:

From the Bible
In the Garden of Eden
Moses and the Burning Bush
Naomi and Ruth

Talmud and Midrash
The Alphabet and the Creation of the World
Why Moses Stuttered
King David and the Frog
The King and the Two Glasses

From the Kabbalah and Hasidim
The Ari and the Hidden Saint
The Window and the Mirror
The Holy Goat

Jewish Tales From Around the World
King Solomon and the Bee (Palestine)
The Horseman (Iraq)
The Bewitched Donkey (Tunisia)
Hershel's New Coat (Eastern Europe)

Stories about Israel
Eliezer Ben Yehuda
Theodor Herzl
Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam

Holiday Stories
The Rabbi Was Late (Yom Kippur)
Never Too Quiet (Sukkot)
That Day in Modin (Hanukkah)
Brave Like Mordecai (Purim)

This book is out of print in paperback and hardcover. Available in libraries and from stores and websites that sell out of print books, such as www.bibliofind.com.

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