The UUA Bookstore Presents THE GARDEN OF TIME by Jill Hammer

The UUA Bookstore Presents THE GARDEN OF TIME by Jill Hammer

In this story based on ancient Jewish legend, Adam and Eve walk through the Garden of Eden, noticing what is happening around them and deciding what holidays they will celebrate based on what they see, smell, hear, and taste. Gorgeous text and art illuminate Judaism, the calendar, and the environment for both children and adults. The book also includes guides to the Jewish holidays and ancient iconography.

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Gracefully written and beautifully illustrated, The Garden of Time roots each holiday in its season, in the cycle of nature. In our urban, speeded up, digital lives, nature is often little more than an amusement or an obstacle, and we can forget how integral the seasons are to our cycle of holidays. Jill Hammer's lilting text and Zoe Cohen's surprising drawings remind us that the cycle of our holidays is rooted in the cycle of nature. I look forward to reading this book with children in my family and community.

-Arthur Strimling, Maggid HaMakom, Congregation Kolot Chayeinu, Brooklyn, NY

The Garden of Time by Jill Hammer
Foreward by Sandy Sasso Illustrations by Zoe Cohen

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