Who Is My Neighbor?

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9.2 X 10.9 X 0.4 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Sandy Eisenberg Sasso is Rabbi Emerita of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck and Director of Religion, Spirituality and the Arts, IUPUI Arts and Humanities. She is the author of 25 acclaimed children's books. Her books have been Junior Library Guild and PJ Library selections. She has been the recipient of The Sugarman Family Children's Book Award, an Indiana Authors Award and a National Jewish Book Award. Two of her books were selected as best books of the year by Publisher's Weekly.

Sasso is active in the arts, civic and interfaith communities and has written and lectured on women and spirituality and the discovery of the religious imagination in children. She received her B.A. Magna Cum Laude and M.A. from Temple University and a D.Min. from Christian Theological Seminary. She was the first woman ordained from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 1974 and received her Doctor of Divinity after 25 years in the rabbinate. Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso and her husband, Dennis C. Sasso are the first practicing rabbinical couple in world Jewish history. They are the parents of David (and Naomi), and Debora (and Brad), and grandparents of Darwin, Ari, Levi, and Raven.

Amy-Jill Levine, the author of numerous acclaimed books, is Rabbi Stanley M. Kessler Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Hartford Seminary and University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies Emerita as well as Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies Emerita at Vanderbilt. She has cowritten many children's books with Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, including A Very Big Problem, Who Is My Neighbor?, The Marvelous Mustard Seed, and Who Counts?

Denise studied Visual Arts in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From a very young age, she participated in various art exhibitions for children. In 2000, she won a painting contest in New York City, which led her to move and live there for 7 years. Her work was exhibited at the Argentine Embassy in New York, Art Gallery 216 in Soho and S.e.e.d. Gallery in Brooklyn. Denise also worked as a set designer and as a mural painter for private clients in Manhattan, The Hamptons and Long Island.In 2007, she left New York City and for 6 years lived in different European cities (Barcelona, Dublin, Paris and London). She held various residencies and exhibitions throughout Europe. In 2008, she published her first graphic novel about her life, "A Custom-Made Map." In 2013, she settled in Barcelona. The birth of her twins inspired her to work as an illustrator for children's books, including: "Babbit & Joan," "Abecedario de Peces Imaginarios," "Dinosaur Devotions" and many more. She currently lives in Barcelona and works worldwide.


"[A] timeless tale of kindness, compassion, and what it means to be a good neighbor." â "Foreword Reviews, Starred Review