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Ryfka by Patrick Alexander

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Published by Arrow Books .
Written in English


  • Nonfiction - General,
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Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9274263M
ISBN 100099618109
ISBN 109780099618102

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  Ryfka book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Exciting, ingenious, a guaranteed page-turner If you read no other thriller /5(14).   Letters From Rifka is a short childrens novel narrated by a 12 year old Jewish girl fleeing Russia in She carries with her a lone beloved volume of poems by Pushkin. Because she has no spare paper, she uses the blank spaces of the book to write letters to a cousin who remains in the Motherland/5. In the book Letters from Rifka by Karen Hesse, a young Jewish girl named Rifka, has to go through an experience such as escaping religious belief and running away from pogroms. She endures prejudice, displays family loyalty, and shows perseverance and growth. tIn the early ’s, Russians are prejudice towards Jews, such as Rifka and her family. Letters from Rifka is a story about a Jewish girl that escapes to America because her brothers are wanted by the German Army. Along the way she faces many obstacles and the only way she feels comfort is when she writes in a book called Pushkin, that her cousin gave her.

One of Rifka’s cousins, Tovah, remains in Russia and wants to keep in touch with Rifka. Rifka takes a poetry book with her and starts writing letters to Tovah using ripped-out pages from the book. This gives Rifka a way to express her fears and loneliness as the family journeys across Russia. Before long, the family encounters their first. Rifka Lebowitz is a financial consultant, speaker, and author, specializing in personal and small business finance. After a decade in the Israeli investment and banking industry, she went out on her own to pursue her dream: helping business owners, individuals, and couples to be smarter about – and with – their money. Rifka knows nothing about America when she flees from Russia with her family in But she dreams that in the new country she will at last be safe from the Russian soldiers and their harsh treatment of the Jews. Throughout her journey, Rifka carries with her a cherished volume of poetry by Alexander Pushkin. In it, she records her observations and experiences in the form 4/5(21). Karen Hesse calls Letters from Rifka "a gift to my grandparents and to my heritage, and to people like Rifka who have made the passage between two worlds." Ms Hesse is also the author of Wish on a Unicorn and the forthcoming Lester's Dog and Lavender. Karen Hesse lives in Williamsville, Vermont, with her husband, Randy, and her daughters, Kate and Rachel.4/5(21).

Letters from Rifka is the story of a young Russian-Jewish girl and her family who leave their homeland in to travel to America. Persecuted in Russia by the soldiers and others who dislike Jews, Rifka's family makes their way across Russia to Poland and the U.S. However, Rifka encounters many difficulties along the way. Carol Rifka Brunt grew up in the suburbs of New York City and now lives with her family in the southwest of England. She has published short fiction and non-fiction in The North American Review and The first novel, Tell the Wolves I’m Home, was named a best book of the year by Wall Street Journal, O Magazine, Kirkus, BookPage and Amazon, was an ALA Alex . Letters From Rifka is a great book by Karen this book a Jewish girl named Rifka has to escape from Russia with her Russians and other people are treating the Jews badly and her family have to escape to Russia to get a better catch a train to y after they leave Poland Rifka develops a deadly /5(). Letters from Rifka Study Guide I. INTRODUCTION This study guide aims to provide material to help in the preparation of a lesson, unit, or book-club discussion about the novel Letters from Rifka by Karen Hesse. Studying this novel expands the exploration of the value tikvah, hope, the theme of the Shevat issue of BABAGANEWZ.