Robot Shabbat

An introduction to the traditions of Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest, with a Jetsons twist!

In preparation for the weekly Sabbath dinner and celebration, a young girl builds a robot from household junk. The girl and robot become quick friends, vrooming around the space colony, baking challah, making matzah ball soup and getting ready to celebrate with family.  Together, the girl and robot light the Shabbat candles and sing the blessings. A science fiction Shabbat, told in rhyme and onomatopoeia with an emphasis on noticing sounds.

The author’s note explaining Shabbat makes this a fun-filled introduction to an important Jewish ritual.