Jewish Journal


August 10, 2012

One Israeli Creation for the Weekend



This week, I would like to recommend a book. It took me a while to find a good book in Hebrew which was translated to English. Unfortunately, there aren’t many of them, and I must admit: you miss out on a lot. Fortunately, considering the circumstances, the Minheret HaZman (The Time Tunnel) series contains more than 50 books, all written by the amazing Galila Ron-Feder-Amit

The series tells the story of two children, Dan and Sharon, who discover a secret tunnel which takes them back in time to meaningful events in the history of Israel. For example, in the first book in the series, they find themselves in Jerusalem during the Independence war, as they meet new people and try to come back home safe and sound. What I love most about these books is that they involve both action and learning, because as you follow the new characters the kids encounter and the places they go, you actually get to witness, in a way, chapters in our history. I’ve been reading this book since I was about eight or nine, and still enjoy them every once in a while, as I “steal” a glance at them while the kids I babysit read the latest ones. I believe that while they are meant mostly for children and young teens, adults can enjoy them as well.

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