Hi all, The rabbi at my temple is looking for a quality anthology of short summaries for the weekly parsha. Ideally, each parsha would have a simple, three-page simple summary with a big picture. She is hoping to use it for a read-aloud storytime during Shabbat morning children's services.
The major problem that we have been having is that all weekly parsha readers that I have been able to find are using Yiddish-style "yeshivish" spellings for many of the words. As a Conservative temple, the children and parents would not be able to understand these spellings as it is not how they pronounce the words. As a result, no matter how thoughtfully prepared these parsha readers are they are useless for our purposes. What we need is a parsha reader that says "Bereshit" or "Genesis" rather than "Beraishis" and "The Children of Israel" rather than "Bnai Yisroel." I have begun to despair ... I am not sure that such a book as we need even exists! Please let me know if you can think of any parsha anthology that even remotely fits these requirements. Thank you in advance, Josh Joshua Jasper, M.A., M.S.L.I.S. Librarian Rosen Library Temple Emanu-El 99 Taft Ave Providence, RI
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