24/11/11 09:49 Filed in: Historical Novels
Multicultural Literature and Historical Fiction Multicultural literature helps readers connect with their own cultures and exposes them to other cultures. By reading these stories readers develop more positive attitudes towards different cultural, racial and ethnic groups. A good story does more than changing a reader’s mind—it can change a heart. Multicultural literature emphasizes the differences as well as the similarities across cultures. Let’s celebrate these differences and similarities!
24/11/11 09:44 Filed in: Historical Novels
Historical fiction transport us to another time, opening a window onto lives governed by rituals, customs and beliefs fascinatingly different from their own. By entering imaginatively into the lives of others, we begin to empathize and to feel compassion for them; we glimpse differences between the people of their world and, at the same time, perceive that there are important things that human beings have in common.
24/11/11 09:15 Filed in: Historical Novels
Torah Odyssey and Jewish Historical FictionIntroduction of a Sefer Torah into a synagogue is done in a ceremony known as Hachnasat Sefer Torah (Hebrew: הכנסת ספר תורה, lit., ushering in the Torah scroll), which is often accompanied by celebratory dancing, singing, and a festive meal. Read More...