Monday, February 22, 2021
The Lonely Ayil, A Book Review
The Lonely Ayil by Rochell Weisfogel. It's a wonderful story for children about community and caring.
To borrow a phrase "You don't have to be Jewish..." to enjoy the story, its messages and read it to your kids, grandkids, students etc. There's a glossary in the end of the book which explains all the terms.
The values taught within the narrative are universal.
Nowadays, when people are donating kidneys, even to total strangers, you can read The Lonely Ayil to explain to your children that there are parts of the body that can be shared, donated to others more in need.
There's also the siyate d'Shmaya, hand of Gd aspect, when the ayil, a ram, finds itself in the perfect place and perfect time to help others.
Today when we're all "locked down" or more restricted than we'd like to be, it's very easy to identify with the lonely ayil.
The Lonely Ayil is not a nonsense fairy tale. Once you buy it and read it to your young, and not so young children, I'm sure that you, too will find a lovely story and the perfect vehicle for discussions.
The Lonely Ayil can be ordered in various formats from Amazon.