Cakes and Miracles by Barbara Diamond Goldin
A Purim Tale

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Purim is approaching and Hershel, the only blind boy in the village, wishes he could help his mother prepare hamantashen for the holiday. If only I could see, he thinks, I could help my mother more. That night, Hershel dreams of a winged angel descending a sparkling ladder. She says, "Make what you see. You see when you close your eyes. You see in your dreams." With new courage, Hershel learns to trust his dream and creates something more beautiful than anyone in the whole village can imagine. An Author's Note about Purim is also included.

About Barbara Diamond Goldin

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Goldin teaches language arts at Heritage Academy in Long Meadow, MA Jaime Zollars lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Published July 19, 2012 by Two Lions. 32 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Goldin pares down her original tale, published in 1991 with illustrations by Erika Weihs, to a succinct story and gives Basha, the mother, a less restrictive and critical voice.

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An angel inspires blind Hershel to make the loveliest hamantashen in the village;

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