Author: Nissan Mindel
Illustrated By: Zalman Kleiman and Yosef Dershowitz
Publisher: Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch
Jewish stories are part of the heritage of our people, often capturing the essence of Jewish experience. The stories in these volumes will provide hours of reading enjoyment for older children and teenagers. Parents and teachers will turn to them again and again when they are called upon to be storytellers themselves.
The contribution of Nissan Mindel to the treasury of Jewish stories is inestimable. He has, for the past five decades, researched and presented to both English and Yiddish - reading audiences stories mined from sources inaccessible to the average American Jew.
They cover a wide range of subjects: great Jewish personalities, the festivals, Jewish life in medieval and pre-Holocaust times, the Holocaust, and life behind the Iron Curtain. The world of innkeeper and nobleman, shepherd and woodchopper, spice merchant and gem dealer, comes alive to reveal to us the workings of Divine Providence or the events that shaped Jewish history.