Regardless of your Jewish spiritual background, these books for children and adults by Sholom Morgan provide an organized and detailed approach to a Jewish lifestyle, and comprehensive instructions for practical Jewish living. Every page contains a great wealth of inspiring, meaningful and timeless lessons. You would have to read several books to get the same amount of information found in just one volume.
In this series are four outstanding books about Judaism. Each book targets a specific age group. Three of the books are about the ‘mitzvoth,’ Biblical commandments. One book is for adults, another is for high school students and the third for elementary school students. The fourth book is about the Jewish holidays and is intended for children, although adults like it, too. Comprehension exercises and fun activities are included with each book.
These fully-illustrated books provide an inspirational, in-depth and hands-on exploration of the ritual and social aspects of the Jewish faith. The books are intended to be read and used by individuals, families, Jewish institutions, JCC’s, libraries, Jewish schools, families, classrooms, synagogues, temples, junior congregations, afternoon Hebrew schools, and any locations where Jews congregate.
About the Author
Shalom! My name is Sholom Morgan. I have been a mechanech (Jewish studies teacher) for more than 50 years. In that span, I have taught Judaic subjects and the Jewish way of life to children of all ages as well as adults.
Why did I write these books?
One day, I wanted to purchase a book which I could use in my classes to teach Jewish rituals, Jewish human relations and Jewish holidays. After searching many locations, including the Internet and Jewish book stores, it occurred to me that there was a dearth of books on these subjects for children and adults. To get all the information I needed, I would have had to purchase many books. I wanted to find the information I needed all in one book.
So I decided to take action. Having studied in ‘yeshivot’ (Jewish schools) for many years, and using my skills as a journalist as well as doing extensive research, I decided to find a solution to the problem by writing my own books. Thus, I became the author of four well-written and inspiring books for children and adults which discuss the rituals and social aspects of Judaism in detail as well as the Jewish holidays. Each book was carefully researched and checked for accuracy by prominent rabbis.
Teachers in several classes taught the subject matter to their students, who really liked the content and style. Parents also encouraged their children to read the books, and the reaction was the same. Adults, too, enjoyed reading the adult book. Some children and adults indicated that they intended to implement the lessons learned from the books immediately.
I am eternally grateful to G-d for giving me the strength and wisdom to successfully combine my passions for writing, teaching and studying Jewish subjects into books which enable readers to identify with and practice their 3,300-year-old faith. I pray to God that you enjoy and benefit from the contents of my books as much as I have in authoring them.