The Golem's Latkes by Eric A. Kimmel

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On the first night of Hanukkah, Rabbi Judah has too much to do and too little time to do it. Before the rabbi leaves to visit the emperor, he tells his housemaid Basha that she can ask the golem to help. While the golem makes latkes, Basha decides to visit a friend. Basha is having so much fun with her friend, she doesn’t realize that latkes are pouring out of the rabbi’s house, sending people running! Will Rabbi Judah come up with a solution to control the golem before it’s too late? Illustrated with lively acrylic on wood, the book includes an Author’s Note about the tale’s origins.
 

About Eric A. Kimmel

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Eric Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1946. He received a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Lafayette College. He also has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois. He was an elementary school teacher and college professor before becoming a full-time writer. He has published over fifty titles, many of which have won state and national awards. His titles "Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins" won the Caldecott Honor Medal, "The Chanukkah Guest" and "Gershon's Monster" won the Sydney Taylor Picture Book Award and "Anansi and the Talking Melon" won the Utah Children's Choice Award. Kimmel travels nationally and internationally visiting schools and talking about his books and telling stories. AARON JASINSKI lives in the state of Washington.
 
Published February 6, 2012 by Two Lions. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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FRY.” Hours later, a mountain of golden, crispy latkes overtakes the city walls, proving that the golem indeed does “have clay for brains … [and] doesn’t know when to quit.” As all Prague residents happily partake in the Hanukkah delicacy, Basha wonders if a mountain of golem-baked hamantaschen c...

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The legendary golem—a lump of clay brought to life by Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel of Prague—again comes to life in this adaptation by Kimmel (Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins), who infuses it with a good touch of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

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