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Hanukkah Book Roundup 2017

Every year as the winter holidays roll around I'm always on the lookout for new Hanukkah books. We of course have our long-time favorites, but finding new books is always a great adventure. Since Hanukkah begins tonight at sundown, I wanted to finally get my collection up. While not a new book, Stephanie Spinner's It's... Continue Reading →

The Sweeper – A Buddhist Tale

There are not a lot of books that we come across that talk about Buddhism. I was instantly intrigued by The Sweeper, a new book written and illustrated by Rebecca Hazel, that illustrates the importance of mindfulness. Inspired by Buddhist tradition, this original story tells how Padme, a young servant girl, meets the Buddha as... Continue Reading →

Maggie Celebrates Ayyám-i-Há

This past December my daughter was getting ready for her school's holiday music celebration when we decided to get a lesson on inclusion. Their music teacher was having them sing a variety of Christmas songs, but had failed to consider other faiths. Enter E, a very strong willed, opinionated, proud little Jewish girl. She decided... Continue Reading →

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