The Jewish Child's First Book of why

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Jonathan David Publishers, Incorporated, 1992 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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In direct and simple language, Rabbi Kolatch explains the significance of some of the most fascinating traditions and customs of Judaism and introduces the major and minor Jewish holidays.

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User Review  - heathergoodman - LibraryThing

“The Jewish Child’s First Book of Why,” written by Rabbi Alfred J. Kolatch, is a great book filled with fascinating information for all readers. I personally found this book very easy to follow along ... Read full review

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Kolatch uses concise explanations for why people of the Jewish faith follow specific customs, such as saying shalom, eating Challa bread, Shabbat, Sabbath, etc. It is informative, friendly, humorous and describes customs in language suitable (and readable) for children. Read full review

About the author (1992)

Alfred J. Kolatch, a graduate of the Teachers' Institute of Yeshiva University and its College of Liberal Arts, was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, which subsequently awarded him the Doctor of Divinity degree, "honoris causa". From 1941 to 1948 he served as rabbi of congregations in Columbia, South Carolina, and Kew Gardens, New York, and as a chaplain in the United States Army.

Rabbi Kolatch authored more than fifty books, the most popular of which are "The Jewish Book of Why" and "The Second Jewish Book of Why", "The Jewish Book of Why: The Torah", "The Jewish Mourner's Book of Why", "Inside Judaism", "The New Name Dictionary", and "The Comprehensive Dictionary of English and Hebrew First Names".

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