The Blastowitz family will soon be welcoming the famed Bolinkian writer and champion of free speech, Foozie Grizbat, to their home and to the safety of the United States. But for David and Rachel, it’s bad news-- Who will give up their room and their freedom? Enter Mitzvah Mouse who whisks the kids back to New York of the 1880’s, where they meet poet Emma Lazarus (Cathy Ladmon) and help her write the poem that is inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. Even Mitzvah Mouse learns a valuable lesson in this all-American story in which the Jewish tradition of "welcoming the stranger" is put to the test.
30 min., #807, Color, DVD, $19.95