Life in Chelm

Mark Binder’s Chelm stories are delicious for all ages*

Set in a village of fools, these stories have a huge cast of characters, a historical feel with contemporary themes.
*You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy any of these books.
And yes, Mark will come and perform at your church, mosque or synagogue!

The Brothers Schlemiel

Abraham and Adam are identical twins from Chelm, a village of fools, where they are mixed up from birth. A story of identity, misadventures, love and family, The Brothers Schlemiel is a book you’ll savor.
“Wired Words, Electric Prose” — The Providence Phoenix

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The Misadventures of Rabbi Kibbitz and Mrs. Chaipul (limited edition!)

The Misadventures of Rabbi Kibbitz and Mrs. Chaipul book covera brief novel about Chelm’s two most senior citizens…
A midwinter romance of laughter and smiles
Mrs. Chaipul owns the only restaurant in Chelm. Rabbi Kibbitz? Well, let’s just say he’s the wisest man in this village of fools. Together, they make an unlikely and lovable pair.

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A Chanukah Present/A Hanukkah Present

Eleven stories and a novella your family will share and enjoy, this book was the finalist for the National Jewish Book Award for Family Literature.
The audio book includes eight stories and on Storytelling World Storytelling Magazine Honor
“Lethal Latkes,”  is not a murder mystery. It concerns some awful-tasting latkes (potato pancakes) and what you might call another Hanukkah miracle: love.” —New York Times
“Listeners of all cultural backgrounds will be entertained by these tales.”
—School Library Journal

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Matzah Mishugas

Return to Chelm for a taste of Mrs. Chaipul’s lead sinker matzah balls. Discover “Who stole the afikomen?” Find out what was the last temptation of Rabbi Kibbitz! Eight Passover tales from your favorite village.

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