Friday, October 14, 2011

Book Review: "Bubbe Isabella and the Sukkot Cake" (Terwilliger)

The Jewish Holiday Sukkot is October 12-19 this year.  This holiday is also called the Feast of Tabernacles and is a time to acknowledge God's provision.

Although we are not Jewish, we try to educate our children about Jewish Feasts and Holy Days and even to observe them in some way if we're able to.  We do this because as Christians we believe our roots begin in Judaism - Jesus was Jewish after all!  We believe the whole Bible and observing certain Feasts and Holy Days was something God asked the Jewish people to do.  So we think it would be good for us to try to observe them to.

This is a lovely book that tells the story of bubbe (grandma) Isabella as she welcomes various animal guests each night in her Sukkah.  She had hoped someone would enjoy the lemon cake she prepared but through the story we see every aspect of her Sukkah being enjoyed.

A great read not only for this holiday but also a story of friendship in spite of diversity, and appreciation for all that we have.

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