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The Rabbi and the Twenty Nine Witches

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Once a month when the moon is full twenty nine of the meanest scariest ugliest wickedest witches that. If you are looking for an unusual Halloween or spooky book this is a winner We rad it year round

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To rid his village of those wicked witches forever The rabbi's clever plan works with hilarious resul. this was a childhood favorite of mine and i still reference dancing between the raindrops when i made that reference today to a friend all i could remember was that it was from some old children's book that i'd read so i had to google it to remember what the context was exactly fun blast from the past

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Ever lived come out of their cave to terrify the villagers until one day the wise rabbi invents a plan. There was a small villige bothered by a family of 29 witches These withces would only come out during a gull moon so no one in the villige ever saw a full moon Finally one night the Rabbi took care of the witches and they were gone forever and all the people loved the full moonFor a book that was mad such long ago the illustrations are not to bad They did a good job knowing pictures help the rader Almost every picture fills the pages and go of the page They made sure to use every once of white Also the illustrations fit the reading well and you get a good visual picture of what is going on


10 thoughts on “The Rabbi and the Twenty Nine Witches

  1. says:

    Originally published in 1976 and just reprinted by Marshall Cavendish this year 2009 Marilyn Hirsh's The Rabbi and the Twenty Nine Witches is taken from the Talmud and concerns an ordinary village beset by extraordinary witches Driven indoors every full moon by twenty nine of the meanest scariest ugliest wickedest witches that ever were the villagers turn to their rabbi who comes up with a very clever way of ridding the town of these pestsAn engaging story paired with Hirsh's somewhat scribbly but ultimately charming black and white illustrations makes this an entertaining bedtime selection Young folklore enthusiasts in particular will appreciate the tale I do feel somewhat ambivalent about stories concerning the killing of witches whether they be from Grimm or from the Talmud as I believe they are often a reflection of a terrible and violent misogyny Still they exist in many traditions and I don't believe they should be edited out of existence And children of course probably won't have any ualms at all


  2. says:

    If you are looking for an unusual Halloween or spooky book this is a winner We rad it year round


  3. says:

    This book works well as a small self contained folktale about beating a powerful group of foes by using one's head While the apparent death of the witches is a little disturbing considering the rabbi and his friends Dorothy ed them it's also a little hilarious as well I snickered at any rate The illustrations are an unusual mix of black and grey No other colors are present which gives the images an antiue feel More remarkably the individual cartoon faces of the characters are very well drawn Considering some of these have sixty or individuals in a single scene that's a fairly daunting task The only thing really missing in this is some additional notes The dust jacket does reference that the story is originally from the Talmud but I would have liked some backstory on that On the whole it worked together pretty well and presented a positive portrayal of a Jewish village working together


  4. says:

    This was an interesting Jewish folk tale that is perfect for those in the Halloween spirit though it is NOT a Halloween book I had an idea where the book was going but I wasn't sure It was an interesting plan the Rabbi came up with I like the concept that witches only come out on full moons and scare the villages But they won't come out on full moons when it rains Therefore if 29 men went to the witches caves when it rains and were dry well that would be some trick The witches wanted to know how the men could walk between the rain drops and not get wet So the Rabbi and the men lured the witches in the rain to danceand you can guess the resta whole Wizard of OZ I'm Melting MELTING M E L T I N GWhy this book did not get 4 stars from me is he picture are very monochromatic and a little dull Not my taste But I liked the story


  5. says:

    There was a small villige bothered by a family of 29 witches These withces would only come out during a gull moon so no one in the villige ever saw a full moon Finally one night the Rabbi took care of the witches and they were gone forever and all the people loved the full moonFor a book that was mad such long ago the illustrations are not to bad They did a good job knowing pictures help the rader Almost every picture fills the pages and go of the page They made sure to use every once of white Also the illustrations fit the reading well and you get a good visual picture of what is going on


  6. says:

    The book had very good text and morals The art was understandable but I thought illustrator could have done a better job with the details of the witches They did not look as unfriendly as the texts stated This is also one of those books you pick up but put right back because of the cover It was really dull and old After opening the book though it began to get interesting Even though this is an older book it can still be read by children today and they can relate The author gave a brief description of her life on the front page to help me understand where she is coming from


  7. says:

    What to do when Halloween is a Friday night and your synagogue has services? Read the Rabbi and the 29 Witches a delightful Talmudic story cast as a children's tale A favorite of my mother and my daughter A perfect companion to Maggie Anton's Rav Hisda's Daughter where she tells the tale too A just for fun I made 29 Witches Hat Cookies a chocolate shortbread cookie with a hershey's kiss so we could have the Rabbi and the 29 Witches


  8. says:

    this was a childhood favorite of mine and i still reference dancing between the raindrops when i made that reference today to a friend all i could remember was that it was from some old children's book that i'd read so i had to google it to remember what the context was exactly fun blast from the past


  9. says:

    The pictures are nothing to speak of but I love this story One of my favorite lines about the witches They pulled the tails of their cats and bit each other out of sheer nastiness


  10. says:

    I love this book It was read to me when I was a child and now I have read it to my older child who also loves it One of those books that sticks with you


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