I want to thank you and your staff for all you did to help us select and receive the beautiful miniature kiddush cups. We purchased these for our seniors who are residents of the Kobernick-Anchin campus here in Sarasota, Florida who previously had been using plastic cups! We dedicated the new kiddush cups at our Kabbalat Shabbat service - residents held the cups with such joy, they loved the Jerusalem design which reminded them of long-ago visits to Israel. Several residents with Alzheimer's spoke up, some for the first time in months. Thank you so much. Rabbi Barbara Aiello, resident rabbi, Kobernick Campus, Sarasota, FL
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This page-turning, fast-paced read expertly blends mystery, romance, and historical narrative, as the fate of the Jewish community of Greece in World War II dovetails with a current missing child case in Israel.
When young Detective Yardena Halpert is assigned a missing child case, she puts her heart and soul into finding three-year-old Adina Barzilai, despite feeling out of her league. What is the child’s mother’s tight-knit community hiding? And is Rafi, the girl’s charismatic father, telling her the truth? The seven days of Yardena’s investigation – surreally interrupted by the 2006 Second Lebanon War - take her from Netanya to Moshav Ma’ayan Chaim, and from Haifa to Thessaloniki, Greece, where the mystery dovetails with the story of another little girl whose father searched for her many years before.A natural teacher, Estelle Chasen subtly educates through her riveting story lines, providing a bird’s-eye view of the Jewish community of Greece as well as of several segments of modern Israeli society. The two stories merge so seamlessly that the book takes on a timeless quality, as fathers search for their daughters, families are torn apart by war, and new love sprouts even after the deepest loss.