what little has remained of my
sense of being a German Jew.
he Uninvited Guest
(Scholastic Inc.) is filled
with enticing details of
and folk tales about the
Written by Nina Jaffe and il-
lustrated by Elivia Savadier,
The Uninvited Guest begins
with a brief history and expla-
nation of each holiday. The sto-
ries are adapted from around
the world and include narra-
tives from Yiddish writer I.L.
Peretz, and legends from Mo-
rocco to Poland. The title story
recounts a young, poor couple
that takes in a stranger who
turns stones into bread for their
Also new from Scholastic
Press is Something for Noth-
ing by Phoebe Gilman, a for-
mer art teacher from Toronto
who is the author of Grandma
and the Pirates and The Won-
derful Pigs of Jillian Jiggs.
Something for Nothing tells
the story of Joseph, who re-
EYEWITNESS TO ROME'S
I•MST-CENTURY CONQUEST OP JUDEA
TRANSLATiED BY RICHARD MILLER
Flavius Josephus: Why did he do it?
Hadas-Lebel examines in Flav-
ius Josephus the controver-
sial figure's background and
influences, providing various in-
terpretations for his decision to
work for Rome and serve as ne-
gotiator between the Jewish
leaders and the Romans. ❑
ceiN,-,6 a beloved blanket from
his grandfather. When the blan-
ket becomes tattered, Joseph's
mother insists it's headed for
But Joseph's grandfather
says he can fix anything. First,
he makes the blanket into a
vest, then a Shabbat tie, then a
handkerchief and finally a but-
ton. So when the button is lost,
how does Joseph's grandfather
make something from nothing?
n Flavius Josephus: Eye-
witness to Rome's First-
Century Conquest of
Judea (MacMillan), Mireille
Hadas-Lebel chronicles the life
of the first-century Jewish his-
torian whose written history is
the only remaining account of
the destruction of Jerusalem
and the Second Temple in 70
Professor at the National In-
stitute of Oriental Languages
and Civilizations in Paris, Dr.
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Nina Jaffe: Stone to bread.
The Henry Ford Museum The-
ater will open with Our Ameri-
can Cousin by Tom Taylor. This
is a comedy of clashing customs
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Another first ... the Green-
field Village Theatre Company's
first presentation of a full-length
play written by an African-
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in March. Stereotypes turn up-
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Henry Ford Museum The-
ater will close in May for reno-
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be performed in Greenfield Vil-
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provide ambiance for Meredith
Willson's depiction of small-
town America in the early
Henry Ford Museum The-
ater will re-open in September.
The first offering will be The
Witching Hour, a 1907 mystery
by Augustus Thomas.
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searching Jewish involve-
ment in the Civil War. If you
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had relatives who fought in
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