About Tu B'Shevat
Tu B'Shevat, the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat, is the Jewish new year for trees. While it is winter in much of the world, in Israel the almond trees are beginning to bloom, announcing the start of spring. The holiday is celebrated by planting new trees, but in places where it is too cold to plant, families celebrate by eating fruits that grow in Israel such as almonds, oranges, figs, dates and carob. Tu B'Shevat is January 31, 2018.
The seventh in the popular Jewish holiday board book series by Newman and Garofoli, a family and their adorable dog celebrate the kid-friendly holiday of Tu B'Shevat, the birthday of the trees!
In A Queen in Jerusalem, it is Jerusalem, in the early 20th century, and a little girl named Malka--"queen" in Hebrew--dreams of dressing up as Queen Esther for the Jewish festival of Purim. All the kids are looking forward to celebrating in their costumes, but Malka's mother doesn't have time to prepare a costume for her. Malka goes for a walk and stumbles upon a magical place. Can the amazing Bezalel art students help her? Originally published in Hebrew.
The spring holiday of Purim recalls how brave Queen Esther saved the Jewish people from wicked Haman. Jews celebrate by wearing costumes, eating three-cornered cookies called hamentaschen, listening to the reading of the Megillah, and making noise with groggers, blotting out the name of the villain Haman. Purim is March 1, 2018.
I received complimentary copies.