Jewish Values: Blessing of the Animals, The

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Publication Year: 
2000
Number of Pages: 
0 p.
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Twelve year old Jared wants to take his dog to the blessing of the animals that the nearby Catholic church holds once a year. His mother is opposed - they are Jewish - so Jared and Mom agree to each get four other opinions to help Jared make the final decision. In this way, plot and character are developed, family and community relationships are revealed, and Jewish belief and identity are explored. A bit slow paced, the story nevertheless is a believable portrait of some of the dilemmas that contemporary Jewish American kids encounter in a pluralistic society.
ISBN: 
374308381
Book ID: 
363
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No