Editorial Review

Jewish Journal

Cover: The Apple Tree's Discovery

“Well-known author and storyteller Peninnah Schram reminds us in her afterword to this charming fable: ‘To find the star in the apple, you must turn it on its side and cut it in half. We must look hard to find the beautiful star in each of us, and sometimes it just takes a change of direction.’ When a little apple tree notices that stars in the sky appear to be hanging from branches of the taller oak trees, she asks God to grant her wish to also have stars. Although God notes that her ‘fragrant blossoms fill the air’ and her ‘branches offer a resting place for birds’ she covets only what others have. But when God causes a wind to blow and suddenly her delicious apples hit the ground, they split open, exposing the beautiful star within. This sweet parable about appreciating God’s gifts and understanding our own uniqueness is a universal tale. It will be particularly memorable if you remember to read it before you slice those Rosh Hashanah apples — by turning them on their sides and finding that elusive star.”—Jewish Journal

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