Mayer Aaron Levi lives in a small village. Like his fellow Jews, Mayer Aaron studies Torah and goes to the synagogue three times a day. Unlike everybody else, he also owns a lemon tree. When the lemons are ripe his wife Raizel brews her special lemonade, chills it and puts it in jars so that Mayer Aaron can make extra money for the family by selling it in the town square. Even though Raizel is very possessive about the lemons, Mayer Aaron realizes that they have more than enough. While he finds a way to secretly share the extra lemons with the village s poor people, Raizel thinks a thief is stealing them. The plot thickens as Raizel sits outside guarding the family property, only to find that her husband has a lesson he wants to hand down from generation to generation.
About the Jewish Heirloom Stories Series
Gefen Publishing proudly unveils a novel concept in Jewish Children s Literature with its new series Jewish Heirloom Stories conceived and written by award winning children s book author Tami Lehman-Wilzig. This special series is ideal for families and Jewish day schools looking for a unique, non-preachy way to convey the importance of our heritage through a quality time event in every sense of the word.
It creates a unique bond between grandparents, parents and children by:
Letting them share the significance of specific Jewish values. Each book in the series revolves around a specific value conveyed to the reader through an original, compelling folktale full of intrigue and surprise, and centering on an unconventional family heirloom.
Creating an interactive setting through a Do It Yourself section at the end of each book. Every tale leads into a separate section encouraging children to sit down with their parents or grandparents and write up their own story about a family heirloom relating to the Jewish value dealt with in each book.