People say that when the angels distributed silliness throughout the world, their bowl tipped over and all the silliness spilled onto the town of Chelm. How do Chelmites know their Elders are the best at solving problems? Because they have the longest beards! This quick and easy read is great for younger kids.
Ages 9+
Pages 68
Publisher Kar-Ben
Coming Dec 2021

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122 Reviews

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Review by Sheina Brocha

Chelm for the Holidays is a collection of short stories that take place in the village of Chelm. Some people say that when the angel distributing souls, he dropped a bag of foolish souls in Chelm! These stories go through the different Jewish festivals but with a silly Chelm twist. For example, they completely run out oil on the eighth day of Chanukah so they try digging for oil, or taking oil from the street lamps, but it's not enough. Until finally they get some oily latkes and put them in the town menorah and light the latkes! I think the book was funny but also short, so it may be better for a younger reader.

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Educational but super fun!

Review by ScorbunnyRunner

I loved that this book helped me learn more about the holidays in a fun, silly way!

Aug 08, 2022 12:28 PM
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funny and weird!

Review by RooG

i likeed it becauseit was very funny

Aug 03, 2022 04:40 PM
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Very funny!

Review by VBookworm

The fools of Chelm are known to be stupid but I can see the tiniest bit of logic in their decisions.

Jul 17, 2022 05:55 PM
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Quick entertaining read

Review by alohacat12

Chelm for the Holidays is a book of short stories -- ridiculous stories -- and follows the lives of the citizens of Chelm throughout the Jewish holidays, celebrating some silly ways the holidays are celebrated. Some parts were confusing to understand what the point was, but, it was entertaining anyway. I am grateful for the gift of books from PJ Library and the chance to read books I might not choose or know about.

Jul 07, 2022 08:13 PM
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hilarious book

Review by AdventureGirl

I like this book because it is funny. They make silly mistakes. Those guy are so foolish.

Jul 06, 2022 11:56 PM