Book Review: Sadie's Lag Ba'Omer Mystery

Title: Sadie's Lag Ba'Omer Mystery
Author: Jamie Korngold
Illustrations: Julie Fortenberry
Publisher: Kar-Ben Publishing
ISBN: 9780761390480


There are plenty of things to learn about Jewish holidays. But there is a mystery to solve for Sadie and Ori regarding Lag Ba'Omer. It is a Jewish holiday after a full moon. But, Sadie and Ori don't know which holiday or even how to celebrate it. Their Grandpa suggested they solve the mystery on their own. They checked the bookshelves and found books about Rosh Hashanah, Youm Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah. They couldn't find anything about Lag Ba'Omer. They asked around and discovered that some Jewish Holidays are celebrated with campfire songs, bonfires and good food. They continue their search and still didn't find the answer they were looking for. So, they asked Grandpa for help. He told them the story of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. Who do you think he was?

Reading and learning about Jewish culture is fun and educational. Colorful illustrations are warm and inviting. Parents and teachers can create activities around this holiday. This is a great story to share in Jewish history and cultural.