by Risa Rotman

Dov’s Mitzvah

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: Ariel Bauer
: English
: 1-929628-36-6
: 978-1-929628-36-0




Young children may wonder about the value of the “small” simple mitzvos they do every day.

In Dov’s Mitzvah, a truly wonderful chain of events begins with a small act of kindness performed by a young boy.  When Dov sees a rock in the middle of the sidewalk, he’s afraid someone will fall, so he moves it away.

It only takes a second, but the impact of Dov’s mitzvah grows and grows, as his example inspires others to perform more and more mitzvos of their own.

Dov may never know how his mitzvah affected the community around him, but your child will!

Fascinating, full color illustrations help bring the message home to children ages 3-6.


Author Information

Born in the small Canadian city of Windsor, Ontario, Risa Rotman moved to Toronto for high school, and then attended seminary in Jerusalem. Her writing has been featured in various Jewish publications, including Hamodia, Bina, and Horizons Magazine. For the past twenty-one years, the author has lived and raised her family in Jerusalem. Dov’s Mitzvah is her first book for children.


Illustrator Information

About the Artist

Ariel Bauer was born in 1968 in Argentina, and in 1989, he earned his degree in Graphic Design at Buenos AiresUniversity.  The artist has lived in Israel for the past six years, where he devotes his time to painting, illustration, and the study of the Torah.  This is Ariel’s first book for Hachai Publishing.




Customer Reviews


...the book successfully conveys an excitement about applying religion to one's life...

- Publishers Weekly

...Splendidly designed...

- Children's Bookwatch

...speaks in just the right tone about an upsheren celebration from the birthday boy's point of view.

- N'shei Newsletter

...a fun book of learning and teaching and being Jewish.

- Algemainer Journal

The stories are charming and delightful...

- Jewish World News