The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales by Shoshanna Boyd Gelfand; Amanda Hall, illus.; Debra Messing, narrator
Thoughtfully chosen and cheerfully retold, this gathering of eight Jewish stories is sure to delight listeners and readers. Rabbi Boyd Gelfand offers a fresh take on some old favorites to share the beauty and humor in Jewish culture and explain moral values. Here is a smart daughter who not only answers all of the king’s riddles but also has compassion for others. Here is a man who is baffled by decisions the prophet Elijah makes about which people he rewards on their journeys and an illiterate thirteen year old who cuts paper letters that miraculously form themselves into the Yom Kippur prayers he cannot recite plus five more classics.