Children (and parents) of any faith or none at all will delight in the children’s publications of Jewish Lights. Addressed directly to children of various ages, these books take on universal topics like grief and loss, forgiveness, mystery, humanity’s role in the world, and even whether God ever sleeps, in ways that understand and respect their audience. This is the source for Sandy Eisenburg Sasso’s award winning picture books including her latest, The Shema in the Mezuzah: Listening to Each Other, and a re-release of Harold Kushner’s Book of Miracles: A Young Person’s Guide to Jewish Spiritual Awareness. While designed especially for a Jewish audience, the books’ inclusive tone will likely engage anyone who happens along.
Reviewed by Marie F. Fleming