Jew­ish Text

Yom Kip­pur Chil­dren’s Machzor

Noam Zim­mer­man
  • Review
By – December 19, 2011
Although author and illus­tra­tor Noam Zim­mer­man is only thir­teen years old, she has put togeth­er a very invit­ing Yom Kip­pur prayer book for chil­dren. Using col­or­ful clay fig­ures to illus­trate the por­tions of the Yom Kip­pur ser­vice she has includ­ed, she makes the dif­fi­cult con­cepts of repen­tance and prayer acces­si­ble for her young read­ers through her illus­tra­tions. Although this book is being mar­ket­ed for young chil­dren, the sophis­ti­cat­ed and dif­fi­cult lan­guage used to trans­late some of the prayers makes it appro­pri­ate for an old­er audi­ence. The Hebrew and trans­la­tions are tra­di­tion­al. Ages 9 – 12.
Susan Dubin was the first librar­i­an hon­ored with a Milken Fam­i­ly Foun­da­tion Jew­ish Edu­ca­tor Award. She is the owner/​director of Off-the-Shelf Library Ser­vices and library instruc­tion­al con­sul­tant at Val­ley Beth Shalom Day School in Enci­no, CA.

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