After shopping for challah, chicken, and fresh fruit at the Carmel Market in Tel Aviv, Bubbe returns home to cook her Shabbat dinner, only to discover that her house is filled with unexpected furry guests.
"Every Sunday in winter, spring, summer and fall - through snow, rain, heat and gloom - Zaida delivers bagels to his neighbors and to his grandson, Eli. Warm, chewy, salty bagels. But their Sunday tradition comes to a halt when a slip on some schmutz leaves Zaida flat on his tuches and bedridden - and bagel-less! Who will bring the bagels if Zaida's not well in time for next Sunday's delivery? Told with a schmear of love and baked with humor, The...
Yetta, the beautiful chicken, breaks free from the truck that is carrying her to market. She quickly realizes the big city is nothing like the chicken farm. She is scared and confused until she meets and saves the life of a little, green parrot.
When Micah and his family volunteer to pick pumpkins for a soup kitchen, he also hopes to get the perfect pumpkin for himself, but soon learns that giving to others can be even better. Includes facts about Sukkot.
When the opportunity arises, Shirley, the daughter of immigrants who live above their corner grocery store, turns some overlooked gefilte fish into a marketing strategy that changes the flavor of the neighborhood.
Over the last forty years, Aaron Lansky has jumped into dumpsters, rummaged around musty basements, and crawled through cramped attics. He did all of this in pursuit of a particular kind of treasure, and he's found plenty. Lansky's treasure was any book written in Yiddish, the language of generations of European Jews. When he started looking for Yiddish books, experts estimated there might be about 70,000 still in existence. Since then, the MacArthur...
An illustrated account of immigrant Clara Lemlich's pivotal role in the influential 1909 women laborer's strike describes how she worked grueling hours to acquire an education and support her family before organizing a massive walkout to protest the unfair working conditions in New York's garment district.
Mrs. Spiegel loves her two cats while her grumpy neighbor, Mr. Modiano, claims they are useless but when Ketzie goes missing, it is Mr. Modiano who searches the streets of Tel Aviv all night to find her.
Students in Israel plant wheat in the fall, watch it grow during the winter, and harvest it in the spring, threshing, winnowing, and grinding it until they have flour which, with cheese from petting zoo goats and strawberries they have grown, will make their Shavuot dessert. Includes a cheesecake recipe.
In 1898, just after his Bar Mitzvah, thirteen-year-old Elan and his family travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he meets his mother's family and participates in the Pueblo ceremony of becoming a man.