Race Up Mount Ram: A Hanukkah Story (Hardcover)
A HANUKKAH STORY OF LIGHT FROM THE AMAZON BESTSELLING JEWISH CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR OF POP HAGGADAH. Meet Rimon, the most popular boy in school, so proud and sure of himself. Then meet Chaim, a small and lonely boy with few friends and even less confidence. At Hanukkah, these two unlikely competitors must face off in a race up the cliffs of Mount Ram for the title of Champion of the Maccabees, and everyone, including the participants themselves, are certain of the outcome. But the contestants soon learn this is no standard race
The boys are confronted by extreme obstacles that end up testing more than their speed--but the strength of their inner character. In the first hanukkah race ever at their school, they must spider up summits, hand glide over cliffs, run like bears down mountain paths while sweating like dogs in the heat of the desert. In the process, they must conquer their inner fears.
This story showcases themes from the story of hanukkah which include resilience and strength of inner character. It also highlights the theme of luck vs. miracles in a story that talks about more than just latkes. In an exploration of Southern Israel including the Ramon Crater, follow the boys in their race up Mount Ram and discover who will earn the title of champion of the Maccabees during the eight days of Hanukkah.
WHAT MAKES "RACE UP MOUNT RAM" STAND OUT FROM OTHER HANUKKAH AND HOLIDAY BOOKS?
- GREAT JEWISH CHILDRENS BOOK (kids, babies, toddlers, infants) for the holiday of Hanukkah (Chanukkah, Hanukah, Chanukah, hanakkah, hanaka, hannakuh, hannuka, hannukah, hunaka) that highlights the biblical story of the Macabees and Judah the Maccabee in a new way.
- GREAT JEWISH GIFT for the holidays that can go with a dreidel, challah cover, passover seder plate, shabbat candles, havdala spice box, siddur, bencher, book of tehillim, book of psalms, bible, torah, chumash, talmud, decorations, latkes, biscuits, menora, menorahs, Hanukah games)
- GOOD VALUES Highlights good values (being a mench, religious curiosity, saying blessings, bearing struggle, being intellectually curious, importance of travel and adventure, importance of seeing the world, importance of bringing light into the world through Jewish expression, the importance of working toward a goal rather than relying on luck, teaches themes from the classic fable "The Tortoise and the Hare" in a new and relatable way)
- EASILY RELATABLE Books about elfs, shmelfs, bears and dogs are great but kids also like to read about themselves.
- EXPLORATION OF SOUTHERN ISRAEL Shows Jewish children that Israel is a lot more fun than Hebrew school