Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Spotlight: MEWSINGS by Greta Beigel
In the playful/educational "Mewsings," a much-loved calico cat called Ketzel pontificates, in rhyme, on what it takes to be a good Jew in modern times, especially during the High Holy Days. Each fall, Ketzel teaches about Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, a time of prayer for peace and goodwill. And she remains in awe of the pending Day of Atonement. But comes December, Ketzela begins to dream--and salivate-- about potato latkes and the like, illuminating in "Hanukkah Nights/Lights" how over eight nights we kindle candles as sacred rite. Whether on travels to Iceland, New Zealand and the lovely Hawaii--or merely at home reclining and idle, Ketzel in her musings accords her own Yiddishe Mamma a five-meow rating for goodness, mercy, and above all, fancy feasts.
Mewsings can also be heard on an audio CD at ://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mewsings-my-life-as-jewish/id410642795.
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