Lights in the Night

Chris Barash

In this charming picture book for young children, the magic of Shabbat is celebrated through light.
Date Published :
February 2022
Publisher :
Green Bean Books
Contributor(s) :
Maya Shleifer
Illustration :
50 color illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781784386603
Pages : 8
Dimensions : 7.9 X 7.9 inches
Stock Status : In stock


In this charming picture book for young children, the magic of Shabbat is celebrated through light.

As the sun goes down on a Friday evening and darkness descends, different sources of light welcome in the Sabbath: candles, lanterns, the moon and stars, fireflies, nightlights and then the next morning, the sunrise.

Told in gently rhythmic rhyming couplets and beautifully illustrated throughout, this is an enchanting exploration of light and dark, and a journey through the various rituals and delights of Shabbat.

About The Author

Chris Barash works for the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and is a former Jewish day school teacher and principal. She is the author of more than a dozen books for children, including a series of Jewish holiday books.

Maya Shleifer is a multidisciplinary illustrator and designer. Born in the former USSR, she immigrated to Israel at the age of 16. After completing her studies at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, she worked as a designer and art director for various publications. She soon began showcasing her own editorial illustrations, and at about the same time, she started work on her first children’s books. Today her titles have wide recognition in Israel, and are exhibited in the country’s major museums.


"Shab­bat is both a time apart from the nor­mal world and a chance to enjoy its won­ders unin­ter­rupt­ed by ordi­nary demands. Barash and Shleifer have cap­tured this para­dox per­fect­ly for chil­dren and their families."

- Jewish Book Council

"I highly recommend this delightful book...It celebrates Shabbat as a beacon of light in our week, a time to come together as a family, and an opportunity to rest."


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