Entries Tagged as 'Jewish Culture'

Mama Doni’s Jewish Holiday Party (2013)

November 9th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Movies

Review By KRISTIN WALD Food, fun, games, and culture fill the three episodes on Mama Doni’s latest DVD, “Jewish Holiday Party.” While it will seem overly simple to families who have always been steeped in traditional holiday celebrations, it’s the perfect introduction for families that want to introduce, jumpstart or reignite their own traditions surrounding […]

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Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah

December 12th, 2012 · No Comments · Books

Review By HOMA WOODRUM In Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah (Amazon affiliate link), Susan L. Roth’s collages depict a mouse family celebrating Hanukkah alongside the lyrics to a song about the holiday. The mice light a menorah, dance the hora, eat latkes (potato pancakes) together, and play with dreidels, all basked in the light of a menorah “to […]

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Something from Nothing

March 26th, 2012 · No Comments · Books

Review By HOMA WOODRUM Something from Nothing, written and illustrated by Phoebe Gilman, has been a long-time favorite of mine. My younger sister received this book as a gift when it first came out twenty years ago and my fond memories prompted me to check it out from the library to read to my children. […]

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Naamah and the Ark at Night

January 29th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By HOMA WOODRUM I checked out this book based on Jessica’s suggestion as it was just featured as a 2012 Sydney Taylor Honor Book for Younger Readers. As is apparent from the title, Naamah and the Ark at Night, by Susan Campbell Bartoletti and illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Holly Meade, is a Noah’s Ark story […]

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