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Searching for some great parenting books? Risa Krohn, educational resources director at Israel Book Shop in Brookline, recommends these reads:

“More Effective Jewish Parenting” by Miriam Levi
This book provides conscientious Jewish parents with the tools that can make their jobs easier and elevate the whole family’s behavior in the process.

“Raise Your Kids without Raising Your Voice” by Sarah Chana Radcliffe
With this book’s practical advice, you can eliminate yelling, criticism and other unpleasant communications and learn the secrets to a happy home life.

“The Shabbat Book: A Weekly Guide for the Whole Family” by Joyce Klein
With a colorful page for each week of the Jewish calendar, this book is designed to integrate the weekly Torah portion with the ideas, traditions and customs of the Sabbath.

Also check out these favorite Jewish parenting books:

“The Blessing of a Skinned Knee” by Wendy Mogel
This clinical psychologist turns to her religious heritage to create a parenting blueprint.

“How to Raise a Jewish Child” by Anita Diamant
This updated edition of the classic parenting book combines insights from Jewish tradition with contemporary thinking about how children learn and grow.