With a Mighty Hand: The Sto­ry in the Torah

Amy Ehrlich, adapter; Daniel Nevins, illus.
  • Review
By – November 8, 2013

With a Mighty Hand retells the sto­ries in the Bible illus­trat­ed with expres­sive, rich­ly col­ored paint­ings by Daniel Nevins. The author com­mu­ni­cates through the retelling both the impor­tance of their trans­mis­sion and their rel­e­vance to con­tem­po­rary times. In the intro­duc­tion, she writes, We are the chil­dren of our ances­tors, car­ry­ing the weight and mean­ing of history.”

Each Parasha is described clear­ly and con­cise­ly mak­ing the Torah and ancient Jew­ish his­to­ry more under­stand­able to the young read­er. The essence of each of the Torah per­son­al­i­ties is elo­quent­ly pre­sent­ed and clear­ly com­mu­ni­cat­ed, result­ing in a greater under­stand­ing of Jew­ish heritage. 

An author’s intro­duc­tion, a geneal­o­gy, a map, end­notes, a bib­li­og­ra­phy, and a note by the artist are appended.

Rec­om­mend­ed for ages 6 – 13.

Nathan Weissler is a 2021 col­lege grad­u­ate from Mary­land, and has been review­ing for Jew­ish Book Coun­cil for over ten years.

Discussion Questions