A Shavuot Story of Friendship to Savor
Mr. Mintz was exactly the kind of neighbor everyone wanted.
He had a friendly word and a smile for everyone.
Plus, he was awesome at: remembering birthdays, raking leaves, carrying groceries, shovelling snow, giving bike-riding lessons, filling bird feeders, and putting out milk for cats.
And oh, what a marvelous cook Mr. Mintz was!
He'd measure and mix and chop and pour. He'd add a sponful of this and a pinch of that. He'd fill and fry and bake.
And in no time at all there'd be a dish of something so mouth-wateringly delicious that the aroma reached into every house on the street.
Mr. Mintz is famous in the neighborhood for cooking up cheesy, gooey, and delicious blintzes. He shares them each spring to celebrate the Shavuot holiday.
But something happens to Mr. Mintz this year, and he can't make his sweet treats.
Oh no! Can the holiday celebration be saved?
Mr. Mintz's Blintzes, by Leslie Kimmelman and illustrated by Esther Hernando, is "a cozy tale of friendship, mutual aid, neighborliness, and tasty, tasty food," writes Kirkus Reviews.
"The strength of Mr. Mintz’s Blintzes is in how it illustrates in a fun way the Jewish values of chesed (kindness) and visiting the sick." - Jewish Book Council