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Jewish Tales

Written by Shoshana Boyd Gelfand

Illustrated by Amanda Hall

Key Stage 2 Religion / Bible Stories Traditional Tales

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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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Jewish Tales Synopsis

This timeless collection includes eight delightful tales from Jewish tradition. Each engaging story, accompanied by Amanda Hall's vivid artwork, delivers a simple yet powerful message. Retold by Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand, herself a mother of three, this set of stories is perfect for families to share.

Jewish Tales Press Reviews

"'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

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782853541
Publication date: 1st September 2017
Author: Shoshana Boyd Gelfand
Illustrator: Amanda Hall
Publisher: Barefoot Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 80 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Religion / Bible Stories, Traditional Tales

About Shoshana Boyd Gelfand

Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand was ordained in 1993 at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and currently serves as the director of JHub, a program that promotes social action, innovation and social entrepreneurship in the British Jewish community. As the mother of three young children, she understands well how to engage children with stories that are vivid and interesting. Shoshana lives and works in North London. Amanda Hall studied graphic art and illustration at Cambridge School of Art (now Anglia Ruskin University). The inspiration for Amanda's work comes from cultures all over the world, including the roots of myths, legends and fairy tales ...

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