Wise and Not So Wise

Wise and Not So Wise : Ten Tales from the Rabbis

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Talmudic and midrashic folklore use the teachings of the ancient sages to answer questions and teach moral lessons, often with a dash of humour. In this delightful collection, Phillis Gershator takes spiritual and folkloric elements and weaves them together with her unique humour to create a special version of the wondrous tales that have captivated readers for centuries. Stories of flying rabbis, miraculous loaves of bread, wise women, muscle-bound angels, and goats that carry bears on their heads will enchant children of all ages and those who read to them.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 5.59mm | 195.04g
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • 0827608934
  • 9780827608931
  • 1,683,891

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"This delightful collection of stories...blends wisdom with humor ... the illustrations and inviting format join with the stories to comprise one outstanding package!"-Jewish Book World "This appealing book is enticing to read."-Hadassah Magazine "An appealing collection ... written in simple yet effective language that preserves their richness and charm without becoming didactic."-School Library Journal
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About Phillis Gershator

Phillis Gershator is the author of 20 books for children, including Honi's Circle of Trees (JPS, 1995). A former children's librarian, she is a recipient of the Anne Izard Storyteller's Choice Award. Alexa Ginsburg is a graphic artist, a designer of handmade textiles, and owner of a computer services company.
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