Editorial Review

Jewish Book World

Cover: Lights Out Shabbat

“Celebrate Shabbat the Southern way with this charming episodic adventure that underlines the true meaning of this weekly holi­day—family love and devotion. When a young boy goes to visit his grandparents in Atlanta for a sleepover, a surprise snowstorm hits the area, causing a loss of electricity. The festivities go on without the lights and the little boy revels in the Shabbat traditions of lighting the candles and enjoying a specially prepared meal that includes a braided challah, cheese blintzes, and wine. As the weekend continues and the lights still do not go on, the family enjoys quiet time together taking a neighborhood walk, making a snowman, and looking at the stars in the sky. As ‘Papa’ and the young boy recite the blessing of havdalah to mark the closing of a day of rest, the lights blink and mysteriously come back on to begin a new week. Colorful, detailed acrylic illustrations add warmth and humor to this whimsical story. Paired with Many Days, One Shabbat by Fran Manushkin, this would be a great introduction for younger children to the significance of Shab­bat. Recommended for ages 2-8.” —Jewish Book World

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Lights Out Shabbat
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