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.