Coming Full Circle

A personal narrative of a woman who researches Judaism before agreeing to raise her child Jewish and then decides to convert herself.

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Kids’ Books That Matter: Lashon Hara/Gossiping

Learn about great books for kids that deal with gossip and why not to do it.

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Kids’ Books that Matter: Remember the Days of Old – Zachor/Remembrance

Children’s book recommendations relating to the value of remembrance.

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Kids’ Books that Matter: Expand & Embellish the Story – Passover

Discover the best new Passover books for kids as well as Haggadahs for all ages!

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Kids’ Books that Matter: A November Dilemma: Hanukkah + Thanksgiving!

Book recommendations for Hanukkah and Thanksgiving, which fall at the same time this year.

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Kids’ Books that Matter: Distributing Gleanings from Today’s Fields: Leket/Gleanings, Shikheḥah/Forgotten, & Pe’ah/Corners

Kathy Bloomfield shares her favorite books that address the commandment to share what we have with others.

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Kids’ Books that Matter: Teach Them Faithfully to Your Children: The Study of Torah

Kathy’s latest recommendations of kids’ books, these books are all about Torah study.

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Kids’ Books that Matter: Apology (Teshuva) & Forgiveness (Selicha)

Apologizing (teshuva) and forgiveness (selicha) are a big part of the High Holiday season. Here are some children’s books to get your family in the right frame of mind.

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Kids’ Books That Matter: Celebrating Sukkot in Your Own Backyard

The best kids’ books to read in preparation for Sukkot (or in a sukkah!)

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Kids’ Books That Matter: Let Your Home Be Wide Open: Hachnasat Orchim/Hospitality

Here are a few books that might give you some ideas for bringing new people into your home.

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Kids’ Books that Matter: The Jewish New Year

Kathy Bloomfield shares her suggestions of kids’ books that relate to the High Holy Days.

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Kids’ Books that Matter: Lo Ta’Amod Al Dam Re’echa/Not Standing By While Others are Threatened

Kathy Bloomfield discusses our responsibility to stand up for others, Jewish or not, and offers up some kids’ books to help teach this lesson.

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Kids’ Books that Matter: The Whole Megillah – The Book of Esther & the Holiday of Purim

Kathy Bloomfield shares her first experience with Purim–learning about the holiday through her son–and offers her favorite kids’ books about Purim.

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Remember, You Were Once a Stranger: Va’ahavtem et ha-Ger/Loving the Stranger

A round-up of kids’ book recommendations about the Jewish value of welcoming the stranger

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Wise and Noble Teachers: Kibbud Morim – Honoring Teachers

Kathy Bloomfield’s kids’ book recommendations about honoring your teachers.

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