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  1. Save An Extra 25% at Our Annual Haggadah Sale

    Save An Extra 25% at Our Annual Haggadah Sale

    This year in our dining room.

    Get ready for Passover with our annual 25 for 25 sale!

    Purchase 25 or more copies of any of our haggadot and get an extra 25% off now through the end of February.

    Feel free to mix and match - the extra 25% discount applies to any combination of our haggadot. Get them at a terrific price. (Standard shipping rates apply.)

    No promo code necessary. The discount is applied automatically at checkout, on top of any regular quantity discounts are already available for religious schools, synagogues, and bookstores. Be sure you're logged into your Behrman House account to get the best discounts. 

    Not sure if your organization already gets quantity purchase discounts? Contact us for more information. 

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  2. Apples & Honey Press Announces a Baker’s Dozen of Releases for Spring 2022

    Thirteen turns into a lucky number as Apples & Honey Press, an imprint of Behrman House, announces its largest lineup of Spring children’s books ever. All the books are available now for preorder on Amazon, and direct from Behrman House on their respective release dates.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The season kicks off on February 1 with the U.S. release of

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  3. Parashat HaShavua Now Available in Turn-Page Format for Hybrid Learning

    Parashat HaShavua Now Available in Turn-Page Format for Hybrid Learning

    The popular study guides Parashat HaShavua are now available in digital turn-page format, so students can continue their b'nai mitzvah learning seamlessly, whether they are in person, remote, or a combination of both.

    There is a study guide for each of the 54 weekly Torah portions, and includes blessings, an overview of the weekly reading, the text of the reading in both Hebrew and English, rabbinical commentary, and study and discussion questions. Each guide also includes the corresponding Haftarah reading, in Hebrew and English.

    Your purchase includes a physical copy of the book PLUS access to a digital turn-page version of the book, with permission to share it with one student for one school year. 

    The turn-page version is an exact duplicate of the physical book, including the same page numbering. 

    Access to the turn-page version is combined with a physical book. It is designed to make

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  4. One Less Thing to Worry About: No Price Increases for 2022 at Behrman House

    With inflation concerns spreading, we know educators are worried about budgets for the coming school year. With that in mind, Behrman House has decided to forgo price increases for 2022 and absorb any costs increases this year. You have enough to think about right now.

    And don’t forget, we’ve just cut prices DRASTICALLY on all our certificates. Only $1 each while supplies last. Frankly, we’d stock up.

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  5. Behrman House to Change Warehouse and Distribution in 2022

     

    Behrman House has signed with Two Rivers Distribution, an Ingram company, to handle its warehousing and distribution. Beginning in spring 2022 and in time for the important back-to-school season, Behrman House’s school and online orders will ship from an Ingram facility in Jackson, Tennessee.

    Two Rivers is a New York-based book distributor whose clients include Harvard Business Review Press, Merrell Publishers, Peterson’s B.E.S. and Presbyterian Publishers.

    “We are excited to partner with Two Rivers. Ingram’s extensive capabilities will give us many more options for ensuring that customers get their orders when they expect them, said Vicki W

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  6. Ready-to-Go Hanukkah Lessons for Every Age

    Hanukkah begins Sunday, November 28. 

    We've rounded up some ready-to-go lessons and downloadable resources for Hanukkah to make it easy for you to provide meaningful learning experiences with your students. 

    Grades K-2

    Find meaning in Jewish holidays 

    Students will learn about spinning

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  7. New Hanukkah Stories to Brighten Your Holiday

    Here are some new story books - and some other favorites - to entertain and inspire young children this holiday.

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  8. How A Veteran Teacher is Using a Storybook to Explain Vaccines – and the Value of Protecting Others - to Children

    How A Veteran Teacher is Using a Storybook to Explain Vaccines – and the Value of Protecting Others - to Children

    As a preschool and kindergarten teacher, Hannah Bloom-Hirschberg spent many years nurturing small souls and soothing worries.

    As a provider of professional development to Jewish early childhood educators, she teaches others how to find Jewish values in everyday life.

    And as a parent, she uses those proficiencies daily, along with everything else that parenting young children entails.

    The Covid-19 pandemic and the recently approved vaccine for children have tested those skills as well as opened up opportunities for many conversations with children.

    When Bloom-Hirschberg’s 6-year-old son expressed some anxiety about his impending vaccine appointment, the Chicago mom and educator turned to story books as a way to explain complicated ideas.

    Judah Maccabee Goes to the Doctor is literally the most perfect, timely, resonant book for right now,” she says. 

    Judah Macca

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  9. On Schlemiels, Friendship, and Hanukkah: Q & A with Author Eric Kimmel

    On Schlemiels, Friendship, and Hanukkah: Q & A with Author Eric Kimmel

    Over a long and distinguished career, Eric Kimmel has written all kinds of books for children. His latest, Shield of the Maccabees, marks a new first for him - a graphic novel.

    The new story, illustrated by Dov Smiley, is set in ancient Judea just before the very first Hanukkah and follows two friends - one Jewish and one Greek - as war comes to their land.  

    In an interview, Eric Kimmel tells us more.

    Why make a graphic novel now?

    Comic books were not considered literature when I was a kid. I hadn’t read any comics since junior high. My agent suggested I learn more about this format since it's now so popular. My friend Michelle McCann took me to Powell’s Bookstore in Portland and loaded me up

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  10. The Blessing of Bewilderment: A Message of Hope for Post-Pandemic Life

    The Blessing of Bewilderment: A Message of Hope for Post-Pandemic Life

    By Rabbi Abraham Skorka

    Excerpted from Returning to Life After the Storm: Hope and Wisdom from Jewish SourcesBehrman House, 2021 

     

    As you read this, the pandemic began about two years ago. Vaccines have since been created and have been found mostly effective, but too many people have also refused to take them, and too many people in the world have not had easy access to them.

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