Adam gives a name to every creature but is at a loss for words when he meets someone who looks a bit like him."
One day, Adam said to them, "I need to name you."
All the animals crowded around Adam to receive their names.
The line was very, very, VERY long.
Adam gives a name to every animal from the aardvark and the aardwolf to the bandicoot and the bongo, and all the way to the zebra and the zebu. But Adam is at a loss for words when he meets someone who looks a lot like him...only a bit different.
About the Author
Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz is the director of The Jewish Publication Society in Philadelphia and rabbi of Congregation Adas Emuno in Leonia, New Jersey. He is the author of Judaism's Great Debates; Jewish Heroes, Jewish Values; Jewish Theology: A Comparative Study; and Honi the Circlemarker: Eco-Fables from Ancient Israel.
Learn more about Rabbi Barry Schwartz in this article from The Jewish Standard!
About the Illustrator
Steliyana Doneva began her career as an animator in a movie animation studio. She has an MA in Graphic Arts from St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo in Bulgaria. In addition to illustrating children's books, she enjoys photography and making fabric toys. She lives in Sofia, Bulgaria.