Yossi Tries to Help God Author:Miriam Chaikin RIvkaleh, Yossi's little sister, is sick, and Yossi is worried. At school, the rebbe teaches that "when we do a good deed, we make an angel." And that gives Yossi the idea - he'll give God a hand so that God will have an extra angel to send to make his sister well. But what good deed should he do? Yossi thinks maybe he can be like Aaron the Peac... more »emaker. He'll make peace between his friend Menachem Mendl and the class showoff, Avram Lev. But the good deed backfires, and no one will speak the Yossi.
With the rebbe's help, Yossi begins to see that a deed is good only if it is wise - and only if it comes from the heart. This third story about Yossi is by the winner of the Association of Jewish Libraries' 1984 Sidney Taylor Body-of-Work Award.« less