Archive for the ‘Passover’ Category

Book Review | Passover Around the World
by Tami Lehman-Wilzig

Score: 3

Illustrated by Elizabeth Wolf. © 2007, Kar-Ben Publishing. This is a lovely book explaining the different ways that Passover is celebrated in various countries throughout the world. The customs are so varied that I believe that matzah may be the only unifying factor in the celebrations!  Nonetheless this book provides students with a number of [...]

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Book Review | Five Little Gefiltes
by Dave Horowitz

Score: 4

Illustrated by Dave Horowitz © 2007, G.P. Putnam’s Sons. I will admit, the first time I read this book I wondered what I was supposed to think? Should I be offended? Was this just the height of chutzpah to think that people would actually want to own a book about gefilte fish? I personally dislike [...]

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Book Review | Let My People Go!
by Tilda Balsley

Score: 3

Illustrated by Ilene Richard © 2008, Kar-Ben Publishing. At my house, the plagues are the high point of our Seder. Water turns to blood, frogs fly, and hailstones soar – you get the picture.  This book would be great to use during that section of the Haggadah especially with younger children and their families. It [...]

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Book Review | The Yankee at the Seder
by Elka Weber

Score: 5

Illustrated by Adam Gustavson. © 2009, Tricycle Press. A 2009 Sydney Taylor Honor Book. This story gave me chills. It is revealing, powerful, tense and emotional. Set in Virginia right after the Civil War has been lost by the South, a family of Southern Jews is preparing for Passover, when a young Yankee officer shows [...]

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