Jewish Values: Story of Ruth, The

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Publication Year: 
2006
Number of Pages: 
32 p.
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This pallid retelling of the story of Ruth and Naomi begins with the journey of Elimelech and his family to Moab to escape famine and continues through the biblical account to Ruth's marriage to Boaz. Departing from the biblical theme of chesed, it emphasizes the strength of the two women. Unfortunately, the pedestrian illustrations do not support this theme because neither Ruth nor Naomi is depicted with anything resembling strength. Schur's usually fine prose is also ordinary, lacking drama or lyricism. Needed but disappointing.
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ISBN: 
158013114X
Book ID: 
918
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No
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