The Curse of Blessings

The Curse of Blessings

by Mitch Chefitz
5.5x7.5, 96 pages

$10.95  

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"The Curse of Blessings," the title story from this book, is my all-time favorite Jewish story. It’s about a young man who is given a curse by the Angel of Death — he must say a new blessing every day of his life, or he will die. It is told simply and movingly, and is a wonderful way to think, or teach, about brachot. Another story, "The Miku-bal in New Jersey," is an excellent way to teach Sh'ma.

Eight short stories altogether, by master storyteller Mitch Chefitz. This is not just for educators — it’s for you.

 

Reliving the Exodus

Reliving the Exodus

by Noam Zion
8.5x11, 96 pages

$9.00  
10 or more $5.00  
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Reliving the Exodus is a workbook/funbook/activity book designed for 3rd-6th graders who are studying Pesach for a few weeks each year. It works in both day school and afternoon settings, and can also be used by parents.

It is a stand-alone book, and does not have to be used with A Different Night.

 

Teacher’s Guide to Reliving the Exodus

Teacher's Guide to Reliving the Exodus

by Noam Zion
8.5x11, 96 pages

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The teacher's companion to Reliving the Exodus. Features: Step-by-step guidance to teaching Reliving the Exodus — Eight principles of the Jewish theory of education embodied in the Haggadah — original essays that explain what we mean when we say Jewish learning revolves around a culture of asking questions — A complete multi-year spiral curriculum for 3rd-8th grade and beyond.

 

Aleph Bet Poster

Aleph-Bet Rebus

18x24, full color, laminated
single copy $11.95  2 or more $8.95    

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The funkiest Aleph-Bet poster you've ever seen! Each letter is formed by a picture; the clue is the initial sound of the English word, matched to the Hebrew letter's sound. Gimel is Girl, Tet is Telephone, SHin is SHip, Kof is Cough, and TZadi -- well, that's a hard one, which was solved with piZZa.

The poster was done by Susanna Spektor Yaari of San Diego, and is a delightful idea for a child's bedroom poster, or a Hebrew School classroom wall decoration.

 

Jerusalem Poster

Next Year in Jerusalem

18x22, full color, laminated $8.95
bulk rates available — call 216-321-6734

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Jerusalem through the eyes of Brooklyn artist Rich Codor. Think fun! Think zany! Think Mad Magazine: look in any corner and you'll discover something new! Maybe . . . kind of like the real Jerusalem. A picture of a place that you'd like to find yourself in next year.

Rich Codor is the author of Richard Codor's Joyous Haggadah, and the first cartoonist to envision the Marx Brothers as the four children of the Passover seder.

 

Bedtime Sh'ma

Bedtime Sh'ma

by Noam Zion
8.75x19 laminated folder

$3.95  
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“You shall teach it to your children.” — and here’s a good start on how to do it. A gorgeous full-color folder that helps a new parent make the magical moments of bedtime into spevial Jewish moments.

The folder, written by Noam Zion and designed by Joe Buchwald Gelles, contains the full text of Sh’ma (thru v’ahavta) and the blessing that Jacob gave to his children (ha-malach ha-goeil oti) which has become the standard bedtime blessing in Jewish homes. All translated and transliterated.

On the back cover there is even more — ways to teach and talk, chase away bad dreams, and a suggestion for a Jewish lullaby.

 

Passover Button Set

Passover Button Set

by Richard Codor
Set of seven 1.5" circular buttons.
$7.00

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Inexpensive classroom reward — Passover buttons by Richard Codor, author of Richard Codor's Joyous Haggadah. Groucho Marx as Wise Child, Harpo as Simple Child, Moses, Frogs, Bread (in chains), Dustpan with feather, Lion with wine cup. Great afikomen presents!