Today is the Birthday of the World
by Linda Heller
Although this book is specifically about Rosh Hashanah, it focuses on the creation aspects of the holiday as the birthday of the world, a day when God and all Earth's creatures celebrate, applauding the contribution that each and every one of us - from the mightiest elephant to the smallest child - can make.
Tikkun Olam Ted
by Vivian Newman
How can very young children participate in activities that make the world a better place? Little Ted shows us specific ways of participating in tikkun olam (repairing the world).
by Howard Schwartz
“Where did all the stars come from?” A grandfather offers an age-old Jewish explanation to his granddaughter and, in the process, teaches her about tikkun olam (repairing the world).
by Jane Breskin Zalben
According to a sixteenth-century legend, when the world began the Creator intended to add sparks of light to all creation. Held in a vessel that broke apart, the sparks scattered. The task of people is to gather the sparks and contain them once again, thus repairing our imperfect world. Light is a mythical, poetic retelling of this story.
New Month, New Moon
by Alison Ofanansky
Rosh Chodesh (the beginning of a new month) is marked with a new moon. In this story, a family hikes out to the Negev Desert to observe the phases of the moon in the beautiful Israeli night sky.