Jewish Values: Nine Spoons: A Chanukah Story

Publisher: 
Place of Publication: 
New York
Publication Year: 
1997
Number of Pages: 
30 p.
Note: 
This story of mesirat nefesh - self-sacrifice for the sake of a mitzvah - is told by a zoftig grandmother to her flock of round-faced, rosy-cheeked grandchildren. She recalls the grim circumstances under which her odd little Hanukkah menorah was made: by women in a concentration camp barracks so that the children among them could observe the holiday. The illustrations of the prisoners, while somber, are softened to render the reality they represent less harsh to young readers. The contrast shown between past and present is very moving.
ISBN: 
922613842
Book ID: 
67
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
Yes