When Micah and his family volunteer to pick pumpkins for a soup kitchen, he also hopes to get the perfect pumpkin for himself, but soon learns that giving to others can be even better. Includes facts about Sukkot.
An illustrated account of immigrant Clara Lemlich's pivotal role in the influential 1909 women laborer's strike describes how she worked grueling hours to acquire an education and support her family before organizing a massive walkout to protest the unfair working conditions in New York's garment district.
Mrs. Spiegel loves her two cats while her grumpy neighbor, Mr. Modiano, claims they are useless but when Ketzie goes missing, it is Mr. Modiano who searches the streets of Tel Aviv all night to find her.
Students in Israel plant wheat in the fall, watch it grow during the winter, and harvest it in the spring, threshing, winnowing, and grinding it until they have flour which, with cheese from petting zoo goats and strawberries they have grown, will make their Shavuot dessert. Includes a cheesecake recipe.
In 1898, just after his Bar Mitzvah, thirteen-year-old Elan and his family travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he meets his mother's family and participates in the Pueblo ceremony of becoming a man.