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New Products

  1. Golem Goes to Camp and The Unexpected Adventures of C.A.T. Tie to Become Apples & Honey Press’ 100th Title

    Apples & Honey Press released its 100th book last month with two chapter books for summer reading in 2023: Golem Goes to Camp, by Todd Gutnick, and The Unexpected Adventures of C.A.T. by Johanna Hurwitz. Released the same day, they tie for the honor of being #100.

    From its debut season in Fall of 2015, when it released five titles, Apples & Honey Press has grown to become one of the top publishers of Jewish children’s literature in North America, with 111 titles c

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  2. Coming for Fall from Apples & Honey Press

    Fall 2023 books form Apples & Honey Press

    Fall books for 2023 from Apples and Honey Press feature holiday stories for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot; a new version of the creation story that centers Eve’s experience; a look at Shabbat in the Ugandan Abuyadaya community; a quiet bedtime sh’ma experience for very young children; a story of Jewish conversos in Portugal in the 1500’s; and a more in depth look at David’s victory over Goliath.

    Tzimmes for Tzipporah

    Picture book for ages 4-7. ISBN 978-168115-623-1

    This food and farm-focused story for Rosh Hashanah is sweetened by illustrations by Christine Battuz that are full of cheerful colors and textured patterns. Award-winning author Megan Hoyt helps readers explore both culturally specifi

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  3. Salt & Honey, Alone Together on Dan Street Named National Jewish Book Award Finalists

    The Jewish Book Council today named Salt & Honey and Alone Together on Dan Street as finalists in the 72nd National Jewish Book Awards.


    Salt & Honey: Jewish Teens on Feminism, Creativity, & Tradition, edited by Elizabeth Mandel, Emanuelle Sippy, Maya Savin Miller, and Michele Hirsch, with a foreword by Molly Tolsky of Hey Alma and a Reader's

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  4. Exploring Bible through Text and Midrash

    Excite learners about Bible exploration with accessible translation and modern midrashic stories.
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  5. Clear Through the Parenting Clutter to Recapture a Sense of Wonder

    Clear Through the Parenting Clutter to Recapture a Sense of Wonder

    New parents get overwhelmed, regularly pushed to their limits and confused by contradictory feelings of elation and near-despair.

    A recent New York Times article shared parenting advice you really need. One parent contributed this gem: "You're allowed to feel overwhelmed and overjoyed. You can be both. Feeling it all doesn't make you a bad parent. It makes you human." 

    This is the premise behind the new book from Alicia Jo Rabins. Humorous, self-reflective, and comforting, Rabin’s musings on both heartening and cringe-worthy biblical examples of parenting can help any caregiver see beyond the detritus of day-today living with young children and recapture a sense of wonder at the process of raising small humans.

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  6. Salt and Honey: Can You See God in a Grapefruit?

    Salt and Honey: Can You See God in a Grapefruit?

    Can You See God in a Grapefruit?

    by Aliza Abusch-Magder

    from Salt & Honey: Jewish Teens on Feminism, Creativity, and Tradition


    Thousands of juice packets. Sweet, tangy, sour. Packed so closely together in communities commonly called "pieces," and when you hand me a piece of your grapefruit, you hand me a little collection of individuals held together by a thin, opaque, fibrous skin.

    When I passed the grapefruit tree on the way to the bank, I effortlessly plucked the ripe, perfumed, leathered teardrop slowly falling from its tired branch.

    I casually held a world in my hand, a real-life Horton Hears a Who! 

    Don't you see God in Dr. Seuss? Wasn't it divine?

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  7. Celebrate and Explore Jewish Teen Voices

    Celebrate and Explore Jewish Teen Voices
    Celebrate the sprawling, complicated, glorious nature of being a teen today.
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  8. Rabbi Steve Leder’s First Book, The Extraordinary Nature of Ordinary Things, Still Touches Hearts and Souls

    Moments of profound introspection can start with a simple story.

    With a new foreword by the publisher and a reflection by the now bestselling author looking back twenty years at his first book, The Extraordinary Nature of Ordinary Things is back to make us laugh and cry and notice the small things in our lives that are actually remarkable insights.  

    “Revisiting these essays is . . . a reminder of who I was, still am, and always will be, and also how I have grown. For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in the ways the most particular and smallest experiences reveal the most universal truths. Much like how identifying the tiniest of particles t

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  9. Behrman House’s Commitment to Diversity in Learning Materials Has Never Been Stronger

    We recently received a letter from “Concerned Citizen,” an anonymous 8th grader from Boston, who noticed that in the Hebrew series Z’Man L’Tefilah (Time for Prayer) “every single illustration in the book depicts white people,” and urged us to do better than to present “a singular image of Jews.”

    The student is right. This series, developed in the 1980s by the publishing company A.R.E., is illustrated with small line drawings that present what could be called an Ashkenazic world view, a view that North American Jews are exclusively descended from the Eastern European Jews who immigrated during the late 1800s and early 1900s as they fled pogroms and other atrocities.

    Behrman House took over distribution of this series in the early 2000s, and while we regularly review already published titles, as a small independent publisher we do not often have the budget to go back and

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  10. Salt and Honey: The Menu is Overwhelming

    Salt and Honey: The Menu is Overwhelming

    The Menu is Overwhelming

    by Emanuelle Sippy

    from Salt & Honey: Jewish Teens on Feminism, Creativity, and Tradition


    Sometimes age is as muddled as life's unanswerable questions.


    Arbitrary, in our cravings for adulthood and infancy. 


    Forget deciding--knowing alone is a task so cumbersome

    that control is not envied but rather exiled.


    When worry overpowers, I order life without



    and choice.


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