The Kiddush Cup by Yaffa Liebermann
Tamar Brooks (Editor), Katie Sokolowski (Illustrator)
The Kiddush Cup is a story of a young girl fleeing Poland alone in 1939 with nothing but a kiddush cup to remind her of her childhood. The book describes the everyday life in a Jewish community and the rising tensions leading up to the main character’s adolescent journey to the promised land. The author recounts her mother’s stories of the journey from Poland to Israel, while integrating her own journey back to Poland in the early 2000s to trace her mother’s steps. The author shares personal family photos and heartwarming reflections on her mother’s journey and the importance of perseverance.
Year first published: 2021