Jewish Values: The Elephant in the Sukkah

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Minneapolis
Publication Year: 
2019
Number of Pages: 
32 p.
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Taking inspiration from the Talmudical statement that an elephant can be used as a Sukkah wall (author’s note) Mandell presents a somewhat silly, but very heartwarming tale of Sukkot and hachnasat orchim (inviting guests). Henry the elephant loves to sing, but when he is literally put out to pasture he finds that he has no one with whom or for whom to sing. That is, until one night he hears singing nearby and discovers the Brenner family happily celebrating Sukkot with songs. Henry listens in and quickly learns the songs. When he returns the next night and is heard singing along, Ori, a member of the Brenner family discovers Henry and invites Henry to join them. Obviously, Henry does not fit into the sukkah. Thinking creatively, the Brenners take out one wall of the Sukkah, and Henry acts as the wall himself, therefore participating in the holiday celebrations.
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9781541522121
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