Editorial Review

Association of Jewish Libraries

Cover: Way Too Many Latkes: A Hanukkah in Chelm

“In the town of Chelm, where foolish ideas often turn out for the best, Faigel can’t find her latke recipe. She sends her husband, Shmuel, to ask the rabbi for advice. Too many potatoes? No problem. Use them all! Too many eggs? Ditto. Too many onions? Ditto. At the end of this amusing tale, Faigel has made way too many latkes. What to do? Why, share them with everyone in Chelm, of course—until ‘there were just enough mouths and just enough latkes, down to the very last one.’ The expressive artwork by Serbian artist, Aleksandar Zolotic, jumps off the page. He describes his art as ‘digital painting’. The muted greens, browns, and oranges enhance the atmosphere of an idealized shtetl life. Can we ever have too many Hanukkah and/or Chelm stories? Perhaps not. Here you get two for the price of one.”—Association of Jewish Libraries

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