Emil and Karl by Yankev Glatshteyn

Stars: ***** This book was read for the Jewish Literature Challenge and Book Awards challenge. Unlike most books about the Holocaust, this one was written before WW II even started. It was originally written in Yiddish and was translated by Jeffrey Shandler into English which is how I read it. Something else that makes this… Read More »

The Rabbi’s Girls by Johanna Hurwitz

Stars: **** This is a novel for ages 8-12, mostly for girls. It’s the story of the daughters of Rabbi Levin after they move to Lorain, Ohio in 1923. There are good things and bad things that happen, just like in real life. This is a good book for non-Jewish kids to learn what it’s… Read More »

Every Person’s Guide to Judaism by Stephen Einstein

Stars: **** This book truly is Every Person’s Guide to Judaism. It was well thought out, easy to understand and set out nicely too. The text was just the right size and was seperated just well enough to make it easy to read. If you had a particular question in mind, you could easily skip… Read More »

Letters from Rifka by Karen Hesse

Stars: **** Letters from Rifka is a kid’s novel that is a good read if you want to know more about life as a Jew in the past. Rifka is a girl whose family is trying to flee Russia’s horrible treatment and go to America. Things just don’t seem to work out for her and… Read More »