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$18.99  $17.66
Jewish Lights Publishing
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9.4 X 0.4 X 12.3 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author
Debbie Friedman, the beloved late singer-songwriter, transformed modern Jewish music and was called the Joan Baez of Jewish song. Her albums have sold over half a million copies, she performed forty to fifty concerts a year worldwide, including performances at Carnegie Hall, and she is subject of the documentary film A Journey of the Spirit. Her fan following continues to be emotional and strong.

Lorraine Bubar's colorful watercolor paintings and intricate paper cuts have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States. She lives in Los Angeles.


"Debbie Friedman is still singing to us, still opening our hearts with her rich voice and embracing spirit. Lullaby brings that spirit to life, with its gorgeous illustrations and inspiring message. Here is a book that celebrates life while gracefully guiding us all to trust fully, rest easy and know that we are loved."

--Rabbi Shefa Gold, author, The Magic of Hebrew Chant: Healing the Spirit, Transforming the Mind, Deepening Love

"For the children in your life and the child in you. This book sings us all to sleep. Complete with dancing angels, butterflies and kittens, this beautiful lullaby by Debbie Friedman with luscious illustrations by Lorraine Bubar is a gift to us all."

--Peri Smillow, performer, composer, educator and activist

"How fortunate we are to have a book that celebrates the words of America's beloved folksinger Debbie Friedman. Debbie's lyrics come alive through beautiful pastel illustrations that will enable all of our children to sleep tight and have sweet dreams!"

--Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, author, The Shema in the Mezuzah: Listening to Each Other, God's Paintbrush and many other award-winning books

"Just like with her music, Debbie's spirit leaps off the pages with beautiful words and soothing imagery. Like an angel, she lifts us up with this beautiful nighttime story."

--Craig Taubman, singer-songwriter and producer; founder, Craig 'n Co.

"[A] heartfelt book with lovely watercolor illustrations."

--Spirituality & Practice

While Lullaby, adapted from the original song by the late Debbie Friedman, dubbed the Joan Baez of Jewish song, has no real plot, the pastel watercolor illustrations of the sparse text provide a soothing atmosphere for a bedtime book. Its main theme, "God will keep you safe throughout the night" will reassure young children and help them wind down from their busy days.

Although the publisher suggests the book for people of all faiths, all backgrounds, the word "shechinah" (dwelling or setting) might require an explanation for secular Jews and Christians.

The publisher suggests ages 3 to 6, and the illustrations depict older children reading and playing, but this book is suitable for toddlers, as well, and the accompanying CD could be used with infants. It might be a good choice as a gift for a new baby and is a great start to building a child's library.

--Sandy Lanton "Jewish Book Council "