Hannah and Her Sabbath Dress is an old Israeli children’s book. The story takes place on a Friday afternoon, right before the Sabbath. Little Hannah wears her new white dress, sewn by her mother especially for the holy day, and goes out for a walk.
She tries very hard not to ruin the beautiful dress, but after kindly helping an old man to carry a bag of charcoal, the dress is totally dirty! She sits by the side of the road crying…
The rising moon sees her tears and pities the little girl. It sends down its light beams, which shine through the dress, and once again it’s pure and clean like the moonlight itself.
Hannah returns home happily to her mother and they celebrate the Sabbath together.