Elijah's Angel: A Story for Chanukah and Christmas

Jewish Culture & Anti-Semitism
People, Identity & Culture
Religion & Religious Bigotry
Author(s):
Michael J. Rosen
Illustrator(s):
Aminah Brenda, Lynn Robinson
Age Group:
5-10
Publisher:
Harcourt Brace & Company
ISBN:
978-0152253943
Year:
Jewish Culture & Anti-Semitism
People, Identity & Culture
Religion & Religious Bigotry

A young Jewish boy, Michael, is given a carved wooden angel at Christmas-time by his African-American friend, an old man in his eighties. Michael is concerned that an angel may not be an appropriate gift for a Jew, but his parents assure him that it is a gift of friendship and that friendship means the same thing in any religion. In return, Michael presents his friend with a menorah he made and, for all eight nights of Chanukah, the menorah glows and sheds light on Elijah’s beautiful carvings.

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