Tell Me a Mitzvah: Little and Big Ways to Repair the World

Tell Me a Mitzvah: Little and Big Ways to Repair the World

by Danny Siegel, Judith Friedman

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School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-Literally meaning ``commandment,'' a mitzvah also means a good deed or act of kindness. Siegel presents profiles of 12 people who have contributed to making the world a better place. One woman collects and distributes thousands of shoes; one man gathers pennies for the homeless; some farmers donate part of their potato harvest to feed the hungry. Each story is followed by a brief page entitled ``What can I do?,'' with specific suggestions as to how young people can start helping towards ``Tikkun Olam,'' or repairing the world. Siegel's prose is often lyrical. He is clearly singing the praises of unassuming, ordinary heroes in the hope that others will follow in their footsteps. While the deeds themselves are not limited to Jewish philanthropies, his liberal use of Yiddish and Hebrew terms without benefit of a glossary make this book most useful to Jewish children.-Micki S. Nevett, Westmere Elementary School, Albany, NY

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Lerner Publishing Group
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6.04(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

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