Sara watches from her apartment window as her mom goes to work. One day, she sees an old man pick up a bruised apple from the discarded pile next to Sol's market. Why would he do that? She wonders if he's hungry, as she eats her own breakfast. She wonders if he's lonely, as she shares Shabbat dinner with Mom and Grandma.
As Hanukkah approaches, a season of light and hope, Sara discovers that tzedakah can be as bright and colorful as a Hanukkah cookie with sprinkles.
"Hanukkah Cookies with Sprinkles" teaches us the true meaning of tzedakah. Small acts of kindness bring their own reward for those who receive as well as for those who give. Eric A. Kimmel, author of Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins
David Adler's wonderful Hanukkah cookies are good for the heart, for it is a story about caring , generosity, sharing, and warmth. That is tzedakah, and this is a delicious book. Johanna Hurwitz, author of The Rabbi's Girls and other titles.
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