Dena Neusner Shalom Sesame #1-8

ISBN 13: 9780874419085

Shalom Sesame #1-8

9780874419085: Shalom Sesame #1-8
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Eight magazines help young children discover the joys of their Jewish heritage while reinforcing Shabbat, holiday, and Israel themes. Each magazine matches an episode from the new Shalom Sesame DVD series. INCLUDES: WELCOME TO ISRAEL GROVER!: Travel to Israel with Anneliese, and visit the Western Wall (or Kotel) and an outdoor market (shuk) with Grover. Taste falafel, meet a Druze woman making pita bread on Mount Carmel, and learn the meaning of Shalom.

BE HAPPY, IT'S PURIM!: Learn the story of Purim with Avigail and make hamentashen with Mahboub. Discover the joys of Purim, from giving gifts of food to wearing costumes, and making noise. Visit the beautiful city of Eilat, and count to three in Hebrew.

IT'S PASSOVER GROVER!: Eat matzah with Grover, say the Four Questions, identify the objects on the seder plate, and look for the afikoman with Avigail. Help tell the Passover story, learn how to say family in Hebrew, and visit the biggest lake in Israel, Lake Kinneret.

SHABBAT SHALOM, GROVER!: Help Grover make challah, join Shoshana in welcoming Shabbat with blessings, learn about the mitzvah of tzedakah, and act out the creation of the world. See the winding alleys of Tzefat, and learn Shabbat greetings in Hebrew.

THE STICKY SHOFAR: Listen to the sound of the shofar with Grover, taste apples or challah dipped in honey, and discover the value of saying sorry with Avigail. Visit the city of Yaffo, and learn the meaning of Shannah Tovah. This classroom magazine introduces children to both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

MONSTERS IN THE SUKKAH: Help Grover decorate the sukkah and invite guests inside with Anneliese. Wave the lulav and etrog, learn why we dance with the Torah scrolle, and take a visit to a kibbutz. This classroom magazine introduces children to both Sukkot and Simchat Torah.

GROVER LEARNS HEBREW: Learn about Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, who helped revive an ancient language for every day use, and practice the alef-bet with Grover. Taste g'lidah (ice cream) with Avigail, and have an adventure in Tel-Aviv.

CHANUKAH: THE MISSING MENORAH: Help Anneliese find her menorah, enjoy latkes and sufganiyot (doughnuts) with Grover, learn the meaning of the letters on the dreidel, and travel to Modi'in, where the Maccabees lived long ago.

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