New Mitz­vah Sto­ries for the Whole Family

  • From the Publisher
May 19, 2015

This col­lec­tion of forty-three true and fic­tion­al sto­ries by lead­ing Jew­ish authors, sto­ry­tellers, and edu­ca­tors has found its audi­ence with all ages and groups across the spec­trum of Jew­ish life and learn­ing. Each tale excites the imag­i­na­tion, opens the heart, and stim­u­lates reflec­tion, dis­cus­sion, and action. The sto­ries pose chal­lenges that high­light the life-enhanc­ing effect of mitz­vah-cen­tered liv­ing through­out each wak­ing day. Over 60 Jew­ish val­ues are cov­ered with, stim­u­lat­ing tales about Shab­bat and Holy Days to core Jew­ish ethics like lo tikom v’lo titur—refrain­ing from hold­ing a grudge and tak­ing revenge.” New Mitz­vah Sto­ries cel­e­brates con­tem­po­rary, inclu­sive Jew­ish val­ues. This book is part of an award-win­ning series from Reclaim­ing Judaism Press, ensur­ing all man­ner of Jew­ish indi­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies will be able to find them­selves in Jew­ish sto­ries. Includ­ed after each chap­ter is a Study Guide by co-edi­tor Rab­bi Dr. Goldie Mil­gram, MSW, a leader in the emerg­ing field of Jew­ish spir­i­tu­al edu­ca­tion. Includ­ed are acces­si­bly trans­lat­ed sacred texts, dis­cus­sion ques­tions, learn­ing activ­i­ties, and tikkun olam pos­si­bil­i­ties for all ages and settings.

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