As I write this article, Hurricane Isabel has come and gone; its destructive force headlined the news, offering a strange but appropriate counterpoint to writing about children's books on Sukkot and Simchat Torah. In today's world, these holidays, following on the heels of Yom...
Egypt urges U.S. restraint over Missouri unrest
Palestinians call report of thwarted Hamas plot ‘doubtful’
Missiles over Jerusalem experienced by Rabbi Abraham Cooper
Hamas threatens to aim further attacks at Israel’s airport
Islamic State says another U.S. journalist’s fate depends on Obama
Islamic State says it beheaded U.S. journalist
State Dept. designates Gaza-based council a terrorist group
Islamic State vows to ‘break the American cross’
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April 6, 2000 | 8:00 pmA 1998 article about Chicago collector Stephen Durschslag's haggadah collection set the number of different haggadot on his shelves at 4,500, increasing almost daily.
It's probably impossible to know how many haggadot exist, but it's obvious that for every Jew, there should be a...
March 16, 2000 | 7:00 pmPurim is upon us. Time to stock up on story books to share: Children's Books for Purim
In "On Purim," Cathy Goldberg Fishman's fourth Jewish holiday story book (Atheneum, 2000, ages 5 up), a young girl tries to understand the deeper significance of the Purim masks her family is busily trimming.
December 10, 1998 | 7:00 pmSome years ago, the American Booksellers Association's holiday advertising theme was the phrase: "Give a gift of love; Give a book." Jewish Book Month, scheduled in November, anticipated the gift-giving season. This year, as always, a fresh crop of children's books appeared for the...