The Golem’s Gift by Benny Zelkowicz
“On the day after Yom Kippur, as he did every year, the old Rabbi shaped a Golem from a mound of clay.” So begins this powerful fable about a man of clay who tries to fix the sadness he sees in the world. Even with hard work and the best intentions, he discovers that it is nearly an impossible task. But a close look at this story’s lush illustrations, painted in sand, remind us that we all impact the world in ways we cannot foresee.
Year first published: 2020