I am the Tree of Life: My Jewish Yoga Book by Rabbi Mychal Copeland (Author), Andre Ceolin (Illustrator)A Sydney Taylor Award Honor Book. Take a deep breath in. . . I am the giant fish that swallowed Jonah . . . and exhale slowly.
I am Miriam, the dancer. Feel the stories of the Bible come to life within you. I am the Tree of Life.
The Torah is called the Tree of Life. Just as a tree is always growing and changing, the Torah's ideas can help us grow and change, too. Yoga can do the same. Both can help us strengthen ourselves, calm our minds, and learn to appreciate the world around us. Written by rabbi and certified yoga instructor Mychal Copeland, I Am the Tree of Life encourages us to explore both the world of yoga and the stories of the Bible and find meaning in both.
Call Number: On order 17 July 2021
Publication Date: 2020
Welcoming Elijah by Lesléa Newman; Susan Gal (Illustrator)Winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award and the National Jewish Book Award, Welcoming Elijah by celebrated author Lesléa Newman, unites a young boy and a stray kitten in a warm, lyrical story about Passover, family, and friendship. Inside, a boy and his family sit around the dinner table to embrace the many traditions of their Passover Seder around the dinner table. Outside, a cat wonders, hungry and alone. When it's time for the symbolic Passover custom of opening the family's front door for the prophet Elijah, both the boy and the cat are in for a remarkable surprise.
The Story of Hanukkah by David A. Adler; Jill Weber (Illustrator)Hanukkah is a wonderful time filled with games, food, family, and fun. It's also the celebration of an ancient miracle, and retelling and remembering the story of that miracle is an essential part of the holiday, for young and old. The story of the courageous Maccabees is retold in simple yet dramatic text, accompanied by vibrant paintings of the battle, the Temple of Jersualem, and the oil which miraculously burned for eight long nights. A traditional recipe for latkes is included, as are directions for the dreidel game, for readers who want to continue the festivities at home.