Monthly Archives: July 2011

Book Review | Beyond Lucky by Sarah Aronson

Beyond Lucky by Sarah Aronson Dial Books, 2011, 256 pp. Listed as YA, but I think it’s middle grade The good stuff Boy appeal – A boy protagonist, teamwork on the soccer field, best pal, older brother, male role model … Continue reading

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Report from Prague | Apology

Dear The Whole Megillah readers, I lost my Internet connection in Prague and was unable to continue blogging while there. But, I’m home now and have so much to share! Stay tuned to posts about Prague’s New Jewish Cemetery, Terezin, … Continue reading

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Report from Prague | Old Jewish Cemetery, Part 2

Symbols in the Old Jewish Cemetery of Prague Dating from the late 16th century, tombstones in Prague’s Old Jewish Cemetery bear a variety of symbols. Some of these, such as the hands of the Kohanes or the pitcher of the … Continue reading

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Editors Roundtable | Debra Hess, Highlights Senior Editor

Debra Hess, senior editor at Highlights for Children, comments on what she looks for during the May 16, 2011 Editors Roundtable at the Highlights Foundation workshop, Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books. Enjoy!

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Report from Prague | Old Jewish Cemetery, Part 1

The Old Jewish cemetery of Prague is a daunting site. About 12,000 graves in eleven layers hold the remains of Europe’s oldest existing Jewish community. The oldest grave — Avigdor Kara The oldest grave in this cemetery that abuts the … Continue reading

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Report from Prague — The Jewish Museum

Today members of our Jewish Studies class, along with a bunch of others from our Prague Summer Program, were guided through the multi-stop Jewish Museum by Dr. Tomas Kraus, executive director of the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech … Continue reading

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Editors Roundtable | Ruth Katcher, Egmont

This is first in a series of videos from the Editors Roundtable filmed at the 2011 Highlights Foundation workshop, Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books on May 16. Here Egmont editor-at-large Ruth Katcher shares her views on what works for her. Enjoy!

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