Glowing illustrations light up this collection of 8 Jewish folk tales - one for each day of Hanukkah! Retold by rabbi, interfaith leader, wife and mother Shoshana Boyd Gelfand, the stories are accompanied by helpful notes on symbolism and on translations of the Hebrew names. This collection includes the tales Elijah's Wisdom, Challah in the Ark, Clever Rachel and more!
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Product Dimensions:9 x 11 inches
Page Count:80 pages
Age Range:Ages 7 years and up
Awards & Accolades
"'The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales,' by Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand, isn’t a book of Bible stories but of time-honored Jewish folklore about prophets and kings and righteous people.... Gelfand takes certain liberties with these tales, giving women more prominent roles than they conventionally have had" — The New York Times
“Amanda Hall’s inviting illustrations of rabbis, palaces, fruits and challah loaves have such soft edges and delicious colors that they might be made of marzipan” — The Wall Street Journal
"Eight popular Jewish stories get a fun new voice in this print and audio retelling.... Children and adults of all faiths will enjoy reading these stories and appreciate the universal lifelong lessons within" — Publishers Weekly
"A lovely collection that will inspire both discussion and contemplation" — Kirkus Reviews
"A perfect choice for sharing with young families, this will also be welcomed by religious school libraries" — Booklist
About the Contributors
Written by - Shoshana Boyd Gelfand
Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand trained at the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York City. She was vice president of the Wexner Heritage Foundation before moving to London, England to raise her family. She is the author of many books and articles and appears regularly on BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought. Her passion is sharing Jewish wisdom in different and inspiring ways.
Illustrated by - Amanda Hall
Amanda Hall lives and works in England. Amanda is an enthusiastic traveler and has spent time in Africa, India and North America as well as Europe.