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Judah Touro Didnt Want to Be Famous summary Î eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Setting out from Boston to New Orleans in 1801 Judah Touro dreamed of becoming a successful shopkeeper Through his skill in business he earned a great fortune But the harrowing experience of being injured on a battlefield during the War For his riches he recognized that they could be used to help others So humble Judah did his great philanthropic deeds large and small all in secret. The thoughts and feelings of Judah Touro 1775 1854 whose philanthropy was documented only by recipients are here imagined by the author showing how Touro followed the Judaic principle that giving charity anonymously and to create independence are the highest forms of Tzedakah The residents of New Orleans in the early 1800s are shown with a variety of skin tones; one image depicts Touro with a group of Black men explaining that he had purchased their freedom lent them money to start a business and helped them learn a trade Notably and admirably while aboard the ship from Boston to New Orleans where Touro is described as trusting God and practicing Judaism the thieves who steal all his money are depicted similarly to his own religious friends as stereotypically Jewish; long noses and side curls reinforcing that good and evil people exist in all cultures Parents and teachers will be pleased to read a true story about a person who devoted his life and fortune to addressing observable problems poverty slavery ineuality access to health care for example while children may be focused on his near death experience in the War of 1812 The brief text omits details that could be interesting to young readers even when some would only reuire an additional word or two; for example Portuguese Sephardic to describe Touro’s origins unusually difficult to describe the sea voyage Episcopalian to describe his best friend segregated to describe the hospitals schools and religious institutions he funded and that this wealthy man lived alone in a small apartment Mildenberger’s warm illustrations seem to be created with watercolor and colored charcoal pencil accurately representing the fashions architecture and social life at the turn of the century in appealing blues browns and grays While clearly aimed for character education in Jewish schools this short book also provides a benevolent view of Jewish individuals in the South before the Civil War A reasonably interesting picture book biography for ages 5 to 9 good for libraries with larger collections libraries in the Southern US and libraries serving a Jewish population This review was submitted tothe Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California

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Setting out from Boston to New Orleans in 1801 Judah Touro dreamed of becoming a successful shopkeeper Through his skill in business he earned a gr. I loved this book and plan to use it as a model for the kind of work I'm aspiring to do these days teaching history via biography and enhancing our collective awareness of the diversity of Jewish experience in this case through a story that begins in 1801 instead of say 1901 about an American Jew of Sephardic instead of Ashkenazic descent and is set largely in New Orleans instead of in New York I'm well beyond the target demographic but I learned a lot from this book Judah Touro may not have wanted to be famous—but this book presents a portrait of a generous principled man who certainly should be better known

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Judah Touro Didnt Want to Be FamousEat fortune But the harrowing experience of being injured on a battlefield during the War of 1812 showed Judah the world through new eyes Grateful. Judah Touro Didn't Want to Be Famous is a children's picture book written by Audrey Ades and illustrated by Vivien Mildenberger It centers on the successful business life and subseuent philanthropy of one of early America's wealthiest and most pious Jews are recounted in a picture book biographyJudah Touro was an American businessman and philanthropist He contributed 40000 to the Jewish cemetery at Newport and bought the Old Stone Mill there at that time thought to have been built by Norsemen giving it to the city – the park surrounding it is still known as Touro ParkAdes text is rather simplistic straightforward and informative The easy flowing narrative tells how this son of a rabbi in a Sephardic immigrant family adhered to the Jewish tradition of giving inconspicuously to causes both local and all over the world hoping to avoid recognition for his good deeds Backmatter includes an author's notes which provide some added information about the benefactor's family and his legacy Mildenberger's simply drawn illustrations in muted brown gray and blue hues have both a childlike feel and the look of crayons or colored pencil in combination with watercolorThe premise of the book is rather straightforward Raised by his uncle Isaac Hays a founder of Boston's first bank Judah learned much about shipping real estate and trade before setting off on his own at the dawn of the 19th century A uiet private man Judah made his fortune in New Orleans trading New England products After being wounded during the War of 1812 Judah began to concentrate on putting his wealth toward charitable causesAll in all Judah Touro Didn't Want to Be Famous is a candid introduction to a little known figure in Jewish American history