How Yussel Caught the Gefilte Fish by Charlotte Herman and Katya Krenina
A Shabbos Story
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Here is a story that beautifully combines the adventurous spirit of a father-son outing with the quiet inner joy of the Sabbath. Yussel loves gefilte fish - those large, delicious fish balls that Mama serves on Friday night at the Shabbos meal. Early every Friday morning, Papa leaves to catch the fish. And now, finally, Yussel is old enough to accompany him. At dawn they set off, and soon Yussel has caught a fat, gold-colored fish.
Nice and Zaftig. It reminds me of your Aunt Goldie, says Papa. But since it's not round like a fish ball, Yussel is disappointed it's not a gefilte. And when he catches a trout (lively like cousin...