The Mitz­vah Magician

Lin­da Elovitz Mar­shall; Chris­tiane Engel, illus.
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By – November 19, 2012

Every time Gabriel wears his magician’s cape and waves his mag­ic wand, he gets into trou­ble. When his moth­er puts him in time-out and tells him magi­cians do mitzvot, not mis­chief, Gabriel does an about-face. With his new mag­ic words: one-wish, two-wish, Jew-wish, he begins to do mitzvot around the house. He sur­pris­es his moth­er as he mag­i­cal­ly’ makes the kitchen clean, the toys return to their toy box and a yum­my snack appear on the table. He is tru­ly Gabriel the Great, Mitz­vah Magician. 

Adorable illus­tra­tions by Chris­tiane Engel make this a must-have book for any young child ready to learn about the mag­ic of doing mitzvot. Rec­om­mend­ed for ages 3 – 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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