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Many Days, One Shabbat

3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
One light. Many candles. One challah. Many slices. A family gets ready to celebrate the Sabbath. It welcomes guests, enjoys a nice meal, and savors a few quiet moments together. Shabbat Shalom! Appealing watercolors add just the right touch to the festivities.
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Two Lions (first published January 1st 2011)
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Melissa
Lovely quiet book. I especially appreciate it because it's a book that shows a "daily life" aspect of faith and culture instead of just the holiday/special event piece.

I do think I'm trying to overthink how the title relates to the rest of the text, since the relationship between "many days, one Shabbat" seems to be different than the relationship between "one house, many rooms." (eg, They're not both "one thing with many parts" and I'm not sure the title is the reverse: "many things with one p
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Melody
Jan 30, 2012 Melody rated it it was ok
I liked the simple, rhythmic repetition. The illustrations were not to my taste at all. I really dislike modern cartoons, and the illustrations here are that style wherein eyes are dots, noses upside down 7s, mouths little moons. Everybody can't be McCloskey, certainly, but I'd prefer something with the rudiments of perspective observed. 3 stars for the text, 1 for the illustrations.
Elisabeth
Nov 15, 2011 Elisabeth rated it it was amazing
As someone who occasionally had Friday night Sabbath dinners, including the lighting of candles, this book with it's quiet way of celebrating the weekly ritual, resonates with me. I found it to be very poetic and soothing.
John
Nov 27, 2011 John rated it liked it
Shelves: holiday, 2011
It follows a family as they prepare for the Sabbath. The illustrations are rendered in watercolor,textures, and digital retouching.
Danica Midlil
Nov 15, 2011 Danica Midlil rated it really liked it
I liked this cozy book. I really like the illustrations, which show a modern Jewish family's daily life.
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Mar 01, 2012 Maddypictures rated it liked it
Really simple, just 4 words per page. Nice toddler Jewish book. "One challah. Many slices."
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