Kid­dish Yid­dish— Jew­ish Tra­di­tions & Cul­ture in Rhyme

Bar­bara Feltquate; Tom Post, Illustrator
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By – January 9, 2012
This attrac­tive col­lec­tion of short rhyming poems is filled with tid­bits describ­ing Jew­ish tra­di­tions and hol­i­days with a few Yid­dish words thrown in among the Hebrew terms. From Bagels” and Bubbe” to Tal­lit” and Tzedakah,” Kid­dish Yid­dish cov­ers Jew­ish val­ues, hol­i­days and life cycle events, one short cou­plet poem at a time. Not all poems work rhyth­mi­cal­ly, nor rhyme per­fect­ly. But if that can be over­looked, this book might work par­tic­u­lar­ly well shared by a grand­par­ent with a grand­child. It is a use­ful teach­ing tool, filled with appeal­ing tra­di­tions and accen­tu­at­ed by gen­tle and time­less illus­tra­tions. Ages 4 – 8.

Mar­cia Ber­neger is a retired teacher who lives with her hus­band and three crazy dogs. She taught both first and sec­ond grade, as well as spe­cial edu­ca­tion. She cur­rent­ly teach­es Torah school, in addi­tion to her vol­un­teer work in class­rooms, libraries, and with var­i­ous fundrais­ers. She lives in San Diego.

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