As a public school child in the 70’s, my Valentine’s Day often ended in tears. I remember digging into my optimistically large brown paper bag in first grade to find only three envelopes, even though my mother had insisted I fill out mass-produced cards for every child in my class. “No one likes me!” I […]
There are approximately six weeks until Chanukah. We are currently in the month of Cheshvan, often referred to as bitter Cheshvan because it is the only Hebrew month without a holiday. While that might sound like a gift, after the hectic pace of Tishrei, when Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and eight days of Sukkot fall in rapid succession, I’ve got a better gift. Jewish children’s books – for you, dear readers. (And aren’t you lucky there are so few of you? That makes your odds of winning much better than at those popular Jewish parenting blogs.