In honor of Shabbat Yoyo goes to great lengths to collect many ingredients for Shabbat, so he may honor the day of rest by preparing special dishes. The preparations for Shabbat help us anticipate and celebrate it, making it different and more special than weekdays. Shabbat Shalom!
Datia Ben Dor was born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1944, and immigrated to Israel at 18 months. At the beginning of her professional career, Ben Dor engaged in music education, writing scripts and songs for many Israeli children’s television shows, such as Parpar Nechmad (“Lovely Butterfly”), and Rehov Sumsum (the Israeli version of Sesame Street). Her children’s poems and numerous books are well-known and loved, among them Ani Tamid Nishar Ani (“I Always Stay Me”), Digdugim (“Tickles”), Otiyot Mefatpetot (“Chatting Letters”), and Kakha Zeh BeIvrit (“That’s How it is in Hebrew”). Datia Ben Dor has received much recognition for her contribution to children’s literature, such as the ACUM award, and Bialik Prize for Lifelong Achievement in Children’s Literature.