Fam­i­ly Ties

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By – May 20, 2015

The unseen nar­ra­tor, a Jew­ish girl in New York City, learns inter­est­ing facts about mem­bers of her far-flung fam­i­ly from the neck­ties they send to her father — one of which he always choos­es to wear on Shab­bat. And though these rel­a­tives live around the world and speak many lan­guages, from Zulu to Far­si, on Shab­bat they all recite the same bless­ings in Hebrew, the uni­ver­sal lan­guage of the Jew­ish peo­ple — anoth­er bond they share. There is a large pho­to­graph of each of the ten dif­fer­ent fam­i­ly ties” that are fea­tured. Rec­om­mend­ed for ages 3 – 7.

Susan Kan­tor was a senior writer/​editor for Girl Scouts of the USA, a chil­dren’s book edi­tor, and a past judge for the Nation­al Jew­ish Book Awards in the illus­trat­ed children’s book cat­e­go­ry. She is a writer and a docent at the Rubin Muse­um in New York City, where she leads pub­lic and pri­vate tours.

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