- How about a book as a gift, with a personal inscription?
- The book doesn’t necessarily need to have a Jewish theme. If you are afraid that such Judaic book will remain on a shelf, get a book in any subject that the BM likes.
- “Please…not that!”. That was the Doc’s grandson’s reaction when the idea of buying books to his Bar Mitzvah came to his ears. Make sure the child enjoys reading before buying a book.
- Here is a fun idea for a kid who dislikes reading, but loves the iPod. Audio books! Check audio books at Audible, Booksfree.com audio books and SimplyÂ Audiobooks (the lest shop has a Judaism section).
- Does the BM child really love books? Give him a book store gift certificate. The Amazon.com gift certificate always works.
- A subscription to popular magazine is another good idea. Check Magazania and MagazineCity for magazine subscription promotions.
Books with a Jewish Theme
- A book about Jewish and Israeli history, culture or prayer is a great choice for a B-Mitzvah gift. Here are a few ideas:
|Book name||Theme||The Doc’s Notes|
|Great Jews In Sports||Sports||Empowering for aspiring Jewish athletes in any sport.|
|Great Moments in Jewish History||History||Light writing makes this book interesting and suitable for all age groups.|
|Jewish Tales of Holy Women||Women||An inspiring book for Bat Mitzvah girls. Enter the world of Jewish holy women.|
|Jewish Literacy||Religion & History||Provides basic knowledge about Judaism on a broad range of subjects. Excellent.|
|Tevye the Dairyman||Fiction||Tevye’s Yiddish proverbs prove to amuse children too!|
|Jewish Wisdom||Quotations||A collection of hundreds of influential quotations from all times. Highly recommended.|
|Book of Psalms||Bible||A translation that allows the BM child to read one Psalm every morning.|
|The Temple Haggadah||Passover||This Haagadah shows Pesach in the time of the Temple. The text is complemented by paintings and photos of the Temple and its vessels, reconstructed according to the Bible.|
|Ilan Ramon: Israel’s First Astronaut||Israel||A biography of Ilan Ramon, the Israeli astronaut who died in the February, 2003, Columbia disaster. A book well-written and accessible to kids about this Israeli Hero.|
|The Book of Miracles||Spirituality||A Young Person’s Guide to Jewish Spiritual Awareness, for parents to read to their children and for children to read to their parents.|