Kar-Ben Publishing is sharing a lovely true story of Jewish history.
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Title: A Concert in the Sand
Author: Tami Shem-Tov and Rachella Sandbank
Illustrations: Avi Ofer
Publisher: Kar-Ben Publishing
Uri is bored. So, he and his grandmother walked to the beach, and enjoyed a seltzer soda. Soon they saw men walking and carrying funny shaped cases. Uri followed his grandmother who followed the men. Soon others began to follow and a crowd was building. The final destination was a big auditorium. The men with the cases set up on stage and the music began with Mr. Huberman. Uri’s grandmother knew him. This was the beginning of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
This true story is based on events during the rise of the Nazis and the expulsion of Jewish musicians from German orchestras. The orchestra was founded by Bronislaw Huberman, a Polish Jew who was a musical prodigy. Parents and teachers will find this story engaging and readers will admire the history that is shared. Black and white photos of the orchestra are shared in the back pages of this book.