Rabbi Sandy Sasso’s new children’s book wins award!
Rabbi Sandy’s Book Wins Prestigious Award
Jewish Book Council
Rabbi Sandy’s book, The Shema in the Mezuzah, has been chosen as the winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Illustrated Children’s Book! Beth-El Zedeck member Joani Rothenberg illustrated this book. Congratulations to them both on this honor!
By Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
Full-color Illus. by Joani Keller Rothenberg
Praise for Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso’s
Award-Winning Books for Children
“Once again Sasso has given us a great gift: a magnificent story to share with children that will help provoke the very conversations we most want to have.”
—Rabbi Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer, author, Parenting as a Spiritual Journey
The townspeople have mezuzahs but cannot agree on how to put them up on their doorways. Should they place them horizontally or vertically, standing up or lying down? To end their arguing, they consult the wise rabbi of the town, who advises them to carefully read the Shema in the mezuzah to find the answer.
With this lively tale, based on a twelfth-century rabbinic debate, best-selling, award-winning children’s author Sandy Eisenberg Sasso helps young people discover that there is often more than one solution to a problem, and that living together and creating “home” requires cooperation and listening to one another.