Jewish Values: Dozen Daisies for Raizy, A

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Publication Year: 
2009
Number of Pages: 
32 p.
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According to midrash, Mount Sinai was covered with flowers in honor of the giving of the Torah. Following a Shavuot tradition, Bubbe and Raizy shop for flowers and Raizy decides to get a bunch of daisies. On her way home, she finds many opportunities to do mitzvot including inviting a new girl to help with her family’s celebration; inviting an elderly woman to share in a holiday meal, and offering to babysit so a neighbor can go to synagogue. She gives each person two daisies. When her brother criticizes the scant bouquet in the vase, their grandmother explains that it is a bouquet of mitzvot that “is half as big as it started out, but twice as beautiful.” The idea of sharing flowers and the mitzvot of Shavuot provides a good story line and including characters from Ashkenazic and Sephardic communities will widen its appeal.
ISBN: 
978-1-929628-41-4
Book ID: 
1318
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No
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