On One Foot

Lin­da Glaser; Nuria Bal­a­guer, illus.
  • Review
June 22, 2016

Can some­one — any­one — in Jerusalem teach this fool­ish young man all of Torah…while stand­ing on one foot? Of course! The very wise Rab­bi Hil­lel, who reminds him: Do not do to oth­ers what you do not want them to do to you. All the rest is just com­ments and expla­na­tions,” he explains to his stu­dent. This is a fun retelling of the famous sto­ry, with an edu­ca­tion­al note at the back to put Hil­lel in fuller con­text. The author does a nice job of show­ing how the rabbi’s words actu­al­ly work, and the col­lage-style illus­tra­tions are appealing. 

Rec­om­mend­ed for ages 5 – 9.

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