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Days of awe : stories for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

by Kimmel, Eric A.

Format: Print Book 1993
Availability: Available at 1 Library 3 of 3 copies
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 398.2 JEWISH Kim
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j 398.2 JEWISH Kim
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 398.2 JEWISH Kim
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j 398.2 JEWISH Kim
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 398.2 JEWISH Kim
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j 398.2 JEWISH Kim
 
 
Summary
Three tales present the ideals of repentance, prayer, and charity that are the basis of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4-6. Although Kimmel has chosen these three tales to show how repentance, prayer, and charity are at the soul of the Jewish High Holy Days, the stories are perhaps most remarkable for their universality. In the tale of charity, "The Samovar," a couple is asked by a mysterious soldier to keep his tea maker. Horribly tarnished, the samovar nevertheless shows a bit of silver every time the couple do a good deed. "The Shepherd" is about the preciousness of sincere prayer. A poor shepherd makes up his prayers from his heart until a rabbi chastises him for not praying properly. The Holy One himself shows the shepherd it is not the words that make up prayer but the intent behind them. The story of repentance, entitled "Rabbi Eleazar and the Beggar," originally found in the Talmud, shows that all human beings make mistakes, that forgiveness is sometimes difficult but making the effort is not for the sake of those who are being forgiven, but for your own. Kimmel's retellings are rich as legend and valuable as lessons. Weihs' primitive-style artwork is plainly wrought yet moving. As with all good stories, these are enjoyable just for the listening. But the illumination they also bring makes for a powerful light. ~--Ilene Cooper"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In Judaism, Rosh Hashanah (the ``Beginning of the Year''), Yom Kippur (the ``Day of Atonement'') and the 10 days in between make up the High Holidays, or Yamin Noraim,the so-called Days of Awe. This collection of three stories draws its inspiration from the tales of the Baal Shem Tov, and serves as a moving and meaningful introduction to both the holidays' spiritual messages and the transcendent joy inherent in the Hasidic tradition. Folklorist Kimmel skillfully presents a narrative emblematic of each of the three themes of the Days of Awe--charity, prayer and repentance. Weihs's folksy oil paintings enhance this handsomely produced volume and, together with these resonant retellings, actively invite family sharing. Ages 8-12. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects High Holidays -- Legends.
Jewish legends.
Jews -- Folklore.
Publisher New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :Puffin Books,1993
Contributors Weihs, Erika.
Language English
Notes "Ages 8-12"--Cover.
Originally published: New York, N.Y. : Viking, 1991.
Description 47 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 0140502718 :
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