Chal­lah vs. Matza

Melis­sa Berg; Ale­jan­dro Shiela, illus.

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By – May 17, 2017

Chal­lah vs. Matza is a bright, col­or­ful, amus­ing pic­ture book that vivid­ly com­mu­ni­cates impor­tant Jew­ish val­ues to chil­dren, includ­ing the les­son that although con­fronta­tion is not ide­al, there are times when it is essen­tial to advo­cate for one’s most impor­tant beliefs. Chil­dren will chuck­le as the matzah stands up to the bul­ly chal­lah, but they will learn a bit about Jew­ish hol­i­days and even more about stand­ing up for them­selves and what is impor­tant to them. The sto­ry is easy for chil­dren to relate to and iden­ti­fy with; the art is inte­gral to the sto­ry and admirably com­mu­ni­cates the mes­sage to even the youngest reader.

Nathan Weissler is a senior in high school and lives in Chevy Chase, MD with his fam­i­ly. He has been writ­ing reviews for Jew­ish Book World for two years. Nathan loves to read, espe­cial­ly books relat­ed to Judaism and history.

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