Rediscover the land of our ancestors through the products of the field!
For Adonai your God is bringing you into a good land... a land of wheat and barley, of vines, figs, and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey.
The Bible mentions these seven species of food as the indigenous foods of the Land of Israel. Author Matt Biers-Ariel and illustrator Tama Goodman have created this unique collection of stories and recipes based on the seven species. A story is provided for each of the seven species, along with a creative recipe. Background information about each of the seven food types is also provided, highlighting its role in Jewish texts and history. This collection of stories and recipes will help both children and adults connect with the ancient Israelites and the Land of the Bible, as well as gain a true appreciation for the beauty and abundance of God's creations.
My Jewish World: An Early Childhood Music Curriculum (Book/CD set)
Music can be a wonderfully effective teaching tool for preschool aged children. My Jewish World guides teachers through the process of introducing and utilizing song in the classroom to teach Jewish values.
In her comprehensive and easy to follow book, Judy Caplan Ginsburgh includes twenty-six songs, religious and secular, that will help to facilitate an environment of fun and learning. Each song addresses important Jewish concepts and many use Hebrew words and prayers. Judy provides comments, activities, and creative ideas, specific for each song, which can be used in the classroom to learn about being Jewish every day. The importance of saying the Sh'ma each morning, learning the Hebrew words for colors, understanding body parts, and the value of cooperation are only some of the Jewish concepts touched on in the book.
In addition, Judy Ginsburgh includes a list of suggested books for many of the topics. These books help to reinforce and expand the lessons laid out in the curriculum.
With a helpful glossary of Hebrew and Yiddish terms and the companion music CD, My Jewish World is a wonderful guide to making music significant in the Jewish classroom.