Recent release: The Beis Hamikdash by Leah Miller

A friend told me about this new book, Beis Hamikdash "The Holy Temple". I haven’t seen it yet, but it looks interesting. A 5-star review on Amazon says the following:

“This is a beautifully illustrated children’s book that tells the history of the Beis Hamikdash and the story of Tisha b’Av. It also familiarizes children with the service performed in the Beis Hamikdash and the vessels. All in all a beautiful book!”

Also, update on Leah Gebber’s Chains: Both my 15 year old daughter and I read it, and we both loved it. It is very well written and truly brings the events surrounding the destruction of the Second Temple to life. Too heavy for younger children, but highly recommended for teens and adults.

Book recommendation: Go, My Son by Chaim Shapiro

A personal memoir that reads like a thriller,¬†Go My Son: A Young Jewish Refugee's Story of Survival by Chaim Shapiro is the story of a Polish¬†yeshiva student’s faith and commitment to his religion throughout his travels and travails in the Soviet Union during the Holocaust. I found it inspiring and insightful, and so did my teenage daughter. I wouldn’t recommend the book for younger children, not only because of the war atrocities described, but also because the intricacies of survival under the Communist regime would go over their heads. Great read for this time of the year. It is out of print, but available used on Amazon.