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Time flies, but ‘Bubbie and Zadie Come to My House’ remains a children’s classic

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I wrote a children’s picture book for Jewish kids at Hanukkah time in the 1985 titled “Bubbie and Zadie Come to My House” (and it’s still in print and available from Amazon’s ordering site online) and it begins like this.

If you have young children in your home, you may want to read some of this excerpt to them:

For as long as I can remember, Hanukkah was always different from all the other holidays my family celebrated.

Potato latkes would be cooking on the griddle…Mother had Hanukkah cookies baking in the oven, too. Outside, in the cold December air, snow would be falling from the night sky, creating a fairyland of shapes on the bushes and trees around our house….

…And what made Hanukkah extra special ever since I can remember is this: Bubbie and Zadie would be coming to visit!

Yes, Bubbie and Zadie. Do you know who they are? Let me give you a hint: their names mean “grandma” and “grandpa” in the Yiddish language.

They have lived for many years, as many years as the moon and the stars. Maybe more-no one knows for sure.They have special magical powers.They are wise and full of advice.They love to tell stories as much an they love to hear stories, especially the story of........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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