Jewish Values: Joseph Who Loved the Sabbath

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Publication Year: 
2004
Number of Pages: 
32 p.
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One of many outstanding books of Jewish content by an author-illustrator whose untimely death robbed Jewish children's literature of a stellar talent. In this story, retold but not illustrated by Hirsh, Joseph works hard all week for a greedy taskmaster so that he can savor his one day of Sabbath rest. When Sorab, his employer, dreams that Joseph will inherit all of his wealth, he spends it all on one splendid ruby and then sails away with the ruby to keep it from Joseph. In true folklore fashion, the boat he is on sinks, the ruby is swallowed by a fish, and Joseph buys the fish, with ruby, to cook for a Sabbath meal. When he discovers the ruby and his newfound wealth, Joseph invites everyone to celebrate Shabbat with him. A Talmudic tale, told and illustrated with verve.
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670811947
Book ID: 
709
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No
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