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ATaleofTwoCats

By: O. Hillel illustrations: Shimrit Elkanati

This classic poem by O. Hillel, accompanied by new illustrations by Shimrit Elkanati, invites readers to contemplate the differences among us and the wholeness of each individual.

"May the honor of your friend be as precious to you as your own" (Pirkei Avot 2, 13)

The two cats in the poem tease one another and boast of their outward appearance. They behave with arrogance, and each one feels offended and angered. Even the best of friends do not always treat one another with respect. The mishna "May the honor of your friend be as precious to you as your own" teaches us to treat others with the same respect we afford ourselves. One must endeavor not to offend a friend, and know that even when feeling angry or insulted, we can reconcile and live together in peace.

Age Group: PRESCHOOL

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O. Hillel:

Hillel Omer (O. Hillel) was born on Kibbutz Mishmar HaEmek in 1926. He was a writer, a poet and a landscape architect. Many of his poems revolve around nature and animals. Generations of Israeli children grew up on his works, which include “Uncle Simcha” – rhyming stories about a confused and unconventional character that were also adapted for theatre. His works were illustrated by popular Israeli artists, including Shmuel Katz, Ruth Tsarfati and Alona Frankel. O. Hillel received many awards and prizes for his works. He died in 1990.

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Copies Distributed:

120,000

Publishing:

מודן וספריית נח

Year of Distribution:

5955 2014-2015