Jewish Children’s Books
The Jewish tradition of storytelling goes back to the times when Abraham lived in Mesopotamia, centuries ago. They have passed down knowledge, values, and culture through storytelling of folktales, parables, fables, superstitions, and of course sayings.
Their holy book “The Torah” was originally written in Hebrew, and that’s why Jewish children learn about their religion, values, and culture by reading them in the Torah, in Hebrew. The fact that these oral and written traditions have been transmitted from one generation to the next; has created their identity and community values.
[UNESCO 2002] The importance of intangible cultural heritage is not the cultural manifestation itself but rather the wealth of knowledge and skills that is transmitted through it from one generation to the next.
|Man plans and God laughs||If you sleep with dogs, you get up with fleas|
|Small children don’t let you sleep. Big children don’t let you rest.||The highest form of wisdom is kindness|
|Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure||God gave man two ears and one mouth, listen more, and talk less.|
Jewish Stories for Childrensto