Jewish Values: Looking at Israel

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Publication Year: 
2009
Number of Pages: 
32 p.
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Part of the “Looking at Countries” series, this is a straightforward, bland, but serviceable description of Israel today – its climate, houses, foods, etc., accompanied by color photos. No history is included, there is no mention of “Palestine,” and neutral language avoids controversy. Jerusalem is identified as the capital of Israel. Even describing the Jewish population, the author manages to be even-handed and accurate, noting that “Some Jews follow strict rules about how to dress and what to eat… Other Jews do not follow such strict rules.” Web resources, a glossary, and an index make this a good basic resource for elementary school country reports.
ISBN: 
978-0-8368-8770-9
Book ID: 
1286
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No
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