From the book's website (written in Judy's words): L’Chaim is a Hebrew word that means “to Life”. It is a word used mostly by Jewish people to express the goodness of life. The word chai alone means life, Chaim by itself means living. The Hebrew phrase ben Elohim chaim, means Son of the Living God.
In my book, L’Chaim to Life! there are several Hebrew words and prayers that a young 15 year old Jewish boy by the name of Ben teaches a 13 year old Christian girl by the name of Maggie. But there is one major problem: Maggie’s parents have forbidden her to have anything to do with Ben. Is it because he’s bad? No! It’s because he’s different; he’s Jewish.
Maggie desperately wants her mom and dad to get to know Ben and his family; his stepfather, Yosef ben David, a real Holocaust survivor who suffered horrible atrocities at the hands of the Nazis, whose two young sons disappeared shortly after the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, and his mother Rivkah, a full blooded Israeli who was forced to flee her beloved Israel in wartime.
Maggie soon learns of a deeper, darker and more devastating secret, overshadowing that of her’s and Ben’s little tree house rendezvous. It’s a secret so ugly and full of hate, that she wonders how her own father can be so easily persuaded to go along with it. Will she be able to convince them of Ben’s goodness before the little Jewish family is forced out of the neighborhood? Maggie has to find a way or it’s “good bye” Ben forever.
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