Can­dle, Feath­er, Wood­en Spoon: New Jew­ish Stories

  • From the Publisher
September 1, 2021

A col­lec­tion of orig­i­nal sto­ries by acclaimed author Rab­bi Zoë Klein, Can­dle, Feath­er, Wood­en Spoon invites read­ers on a mag­i­cal, mys­ti­cal jour­ney. With set­tings both tra­di­tion­al and con­tem­po­rary, the sto­ries high­light an essen­tial aspect of liv­ing a mean­ing­ful Jew­ish life. Appro­pri­ate for all ages, the many tales include Time Palace, a leg­end of how the Jew­ish peo­ple cre­at­ed Shab­bat; Yofiel, the sto­ry of an angel who keeps reveal­ing the secrets of Torah; Shalom Bay­it, imag­in­ing the chup­pah as a metaphor for pow­er­ful social change; and Can­dle, Feath­er, Wood­en Spoon, which reframes these tra­di­tion­al Passover objects as tools for inter­gen­er­a­tional heal­ing. Whether you’re a rab­bi, can­tor, or edu­ca­tor — the sto­ry­tellers of our com­mu­ni­ty — or just a lover of sto­ries, this book is sure to stir your heart and inspire your spirit.

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