Grandpa was never bar mitzvahed; it was wartime, and life was difficult. It's been a regret his whole life. Many years later, it's his grandson's time to go through the Jewish ritual of coming of age. The father suggests that they be bar mitzvahed together. They study together, recite together, and celebrate together.
About the Author
Myron Uhlberg is the award-winning author of several children's books, including Dad, Jackie, and Me, which won the American Library Association Schneider Award, the 2006 Storytelling World Award, and the International Reader's Association Teacher's Choice Award. His adult book, Hands of My Father, was published to critical acclaim. Carolyn Arcabascio is an accomplished artist and illustrator who works traditionally as well as digitally. She enjoys painting faces, color, and nature illustration, and she lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two high-maintenance terriers.