Judah Maccabee Goes to the Doctor: A Story for Hanukkah
Nervous about a visit the doctor to receive a vaccination, Judah finds the courage to protect both himself and his infant sister.
Being the best and the bravest wasn't only an outside, shiny-shield thing. It was an on-the-inside thing too. And that's what he had to show Hannah.
More than anything, Judah wants to be a good big brother to his baby sister, Hannah. He even uses his new Maccabee shield to protect her from danger!
On the last day of Hanukkah, during a visit to the doctor, Judah refuses to have his shot. Surely, his shield can protect him from germs, too!
Learn how a parent and preschool educator is using the book to explain vaccinations to her own children:
Read the JTA article about the controversy surrounding the book:
About the Author
Ann D. Koffsky is the author/or illustrator of more than thirty books for children, including Frogs in the Bed: My Passover Seder Activity Book and Kayla and Kugel's Passover (coming Spring 2016). She lives in West Hempstead, New York.
About the Illustrator
Talitha Shipman is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She has illustrated several picture books including Everyone Says Shalom, winner of the 2016 Sydney Taylor Award.