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Here Is The World: A Year of Jewish Holidays
Illustrated by Susan Gal
Abrams Books, 2014

Here Is The World is a celebration of a year of Jewish holidays, told in rhyming couplets with great joy. Come join the fun as the shofar is sounded for Rosh Hashanah, a sukkah is built for Sukkot, the menorah is lit for Chanukah, a grogger is shaken for Purim, and on through the rest of the year. To augment the story, the book contains an explanation for each holiday as well as a corresponding simple craft or recipe.



Why I wrote this book
I have always loved the Jewish holidays and they were a big part of my childhood. I loved to light the menorah for Chanukah, look for the afikomen during the Passover seder, walk to the synagogue on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with my parents and two brothers. I wanted to write a book that captures all the joys of the Jewish holidays, which I continue to celebrate year after year after year.

[Picture to the right: An edible Torah made from a tortilla, almond butter, chocolate sprinkles and pretzel rods, tied with a licorice string.]




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