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The Jewish Child's First Book of Why
The Jewish Child's First Book of Why
The Jewish Child's first Book of Why

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In this beautifully illustrated book, the author of The Jewish Book of Why and The Second Jewish Book of Why turns his attention to subjects of interest to children, particularly those between five and ten years of age. In direct and simple language, Rabbi Kolatch explains the significance of some of the most fascinating traditions and customs of Judaism as he answers the following questions:
* Why do we say "Shalom"?
* Why do we place a mezuza on the doorposts of our homes?
* Why is Saturday a very special day of the week?
* Why does mother cover her eyes when she lights the Sabbath candles?
* Why do we eat challa on Shabbat?
* Why do we go to the synagogue to pray?
* Why is the Jewish New Year called Rosh Ha-shana?
* Why do we blow a shofar on Rosh Ha-shana?
* Why do we eat honey and other sweet foods on Rosh Ha-shana?
* Why do Jews fast on Yom Kippur?
* Why do we build a sukka before the holiday of Sukkot?
* Why, on Sukkot, do we say a special prayer while holding the lulav and etrog?
* Why do we sing and dance with the Torah on Simchat Torah?
* Why do we remember the Maccabees on Chanuka?
* Why do we light candles for eight nights on Chanuka?
* Why do we play with a draydel on Chanuka?
* Why do children plant trees on Tu Bi-Shvat?
* Why do we read the Megilla on Purim?
* Why do we eat hamantaschen on Purim?
* Why do we read the Haggada at the Passover Seder?
* Why do we eat matza instead of bread on Passover?
* Why do we celebrate Lag B'Omer?
* Why do we celebrate Shavuot?
* Why do we celebrate Israel Independence Day?

The easy-to-read text is enhanced by the lively full-color illustrations of Harry Araten, one of Israel's leading contemporary artists. "Charming, colorful, and entertaining." --Judaica Book News

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