Join Hershel the Jewish reindeer as he and his friends of every religion, including a Hindu elf, Muslim gnome, Buddhist reindeer, atheist navigator, agnostic weather forecaster, and even the tooth fairy, work together to help out their Christian friends on their special night. Why are all the Christian reindeer working on Christmas Eve when they should be home with their own families? Hershel the Jewish reindeer knows that they would help him the same way if he ever needed it!
About the Author
Jeff Geller, MD is part of a family that includes both the Jewish and Christian religious backgrounds. Storytelling became a favorite way to answer his children’s endless questions: Why does Dad always work on Christmas? Why do we have to go to school on Chanukah but not Christmas? and Can we get presents for BOTH Christmas and Chanukah? “Hershel” and other stories have helped his family embrace the most meaningful parts of the many traditions in his community.