Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Gathering Sparks

Submitted by Ms. Tess!
There is a concept in the Jewish religion known as Tikkun Olam which theorizes that doing good deeds fills the world with holy light. In Gathering Sparks, the Sydney Taylor award winning book by Howard Schwartz, illustrated by Kristina Swarner, a loving grandfather tells his grandchild about Tikkun Olam. Being environmentally aware, taking care of our family, and being kind to animals are all ways we can make the world a better place. In the back of the book there is information about Rabbi Issac Luria who is known for popularizing the idea of Tikkun Olam in the sixteenth century. This is a sweet and gentle book, wonderful for a little one fascinated by the night sky. See this book listed in our catalog

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