Malkah is just a kid when she starts to learn her Aleph-Bet letters and her father begins teaching her to read the Torah. But they don’t get very far. As Malkah reads aloud, her questions multiply. These questions take her on a lifelong journey deeper and deeper into the Hebrew letters, Jewish mystical texts, far off places, archaeological digs, and ultimately, the nature of existence itself. When Malkah discovers an earlier, different story of Creation hidden right inside the one offered on the surface of Genesis, a door opens. So she walks through....
And so Malkah begins her journey to understand her own beginnings. Told in short verse and coupled with highly evocative illustrations, Malkah’s Notebook takes readers on a journey through mystical Judaism and beyond. Questions become shards of light that illuminate the path to a deeper understanding of our own origins and ourselves. Guided by the Hebrew Aleph-Bet, Malkah gradually begins to understand not only her own creation story, but that of the entire universe.
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