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Nachshon Who Was Afraid to Swim: A Passover Story
For generations Nachshon's family has been enslaved by the Egyptian Pharaoh. Nachshon is afraid it will be his destiny too. Then Moses confronts the fearsome Pharaoh, and Nachshon's dream of freedom begins to come true. But soon he has to overcome his own special fear. The story of the brave boy who was the first to jump into the sea will inspire young and old alike.
Paperback, 30 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Kar-Ben Publishing (Tm)
(first published February 1st 2008)
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This is the story of Nachson Ben Ammindav, who was the first person to step into the Sea of Reeds. The midrash teaches first his toe, then all the way up to his nostrils. His courage and his faith is what caused the sea to part. This children's version is great for a Tot Shabbat or even with adults, many of whom have never heard of Nachson. This version is very relatable, since we all have fears.
Mar 19, 2009 Molly rated it it was amazing
This is a nice story about a brave Isrealite who had only one fear and that was water. This takes place while moses is leading people out under gods will. Would be a nice read aloud about faith and moses. Ages 5+