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The Secret of the £5 Etrog By Pete Tobias
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Every year, thousands of etrogs - citron fruits - are shipped from Israel to Jewish communities all over the world for the festival of Sukkot. According to the Torah, these fruits should be used as... More > part of the celebration of the harvest. Etrogs are usually closely inspected before they are bought. But what are the people who study them in such detail actually looking for? The Secret of the £5 Etrog tells the story of how a young boy asked that question - and came up with an answer that will change the way you think about how - and by whom - religious festivals are meant to be celebrated!< Less
The Voice of the Shaking Mountain By Pete Tobias
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According to Jewish tradition, all generations of Jews stood at the foot of Mount Sinai to hear God speaking. We recall that moment at the festival of Shavu’ot. But what if you couldn’t... More > hear? The Voice of the Shaking Mountain tells the story of what it was like to be a young hearing-impaired girl standing at Sinai. Through her explanation of how it is possible to hear the voice of God in many different ways, we might also learn to appreciate that there is a difference between hearing and really listening.< Less
Why Am I Here? By Pete Tobias
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A rabbi? What sort of job is that for a Jewish boy? Especially one who rejected all the instructions and obligations that are part of Jewish tradition presented to him as a child? ‘Why Am I... More > Here? (with the emphasis on here)’ tells the story of how Pete Tobias wrestled with the contradictions of a three thousand year-old religious faith in a world that seemed to have lost its way. A liberal approach to his faith turned him into ‘Rabbi Pete’ and gave him the opportunity to broadcast the message of tolerance and compassion that he believes underpins any genuine religious view. It provides an attitude towards the world and our place in it that can offer hope and insight to those bewildered by some of the claims and demands of traditional religions, believers and unbelievers alike.< Less
The Question of the Hidden Matzah By Pete Tobias
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‘The Question of the Hidden Matzah’ tells the story of how a young blind girl deals with her frustrations at not being able to participate fully in the Seder. She finds a mysterious... More > piece of Matzah that, to her amazement, has a unique way of explaining the significance of this celebratory meal to her. She passes this on to her family with astonishing results. The family Seder will never be the same again - and after reading this book perhaps your Seder will also find a new dimension! This children's book is part of a series offering a Liberal perspective on Jewish festivals. Its message encourages a modern appraisal of the role of religion in the modern world.< Less
The Talent of the Special Shofar By Pete Tobias
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Two children compete for the right to blow the shofar at their Religion School Rosh ha-Shanah service, but only one of them has what it takes to be given the honour. When you hear the sound of the... More > shofar at the Jewish New Year, it may never sound the same again!< Less
Liberal Judaism: A Judaism for the Twenty-First Century By Pete Tobias
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'Liberal Judaism: A Judaism for the Twenty-First Century' explores how Judaism has continually sought to address the fundamental questions that have faced humankind over the millennia: the origins... More > and purpose of human life, the existence of God, the need for rituals and practices to encourage respect for the world and justice for those who dwell in it. In this book, Rabbi Pete Tobias reaffirms the relevance of the vision that has inspired and sustained this dynamic faith for almost four thousand years and describes how that vision can be re-stated and implemented in our age.< Less

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