Posts Tagged ‘Jewish Holidays’

Book Review | Afikomen Mambo
by Rabbi Joe Black

Score: 3.5

Illustrated by Linda Prater Score: 3.5 © 2011, Kar-Ben Publishing. Once again, Rabbi Joe Black allows one of his songs to come alive in the pages of a book (Boker Tov! Good Morning!) Just in time for Passover, our children will be dancing to a Latin rhythm as they get ready for the Seder and [...]

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Book Review | The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah
by Leslie Kimmelman

Score: 4.0

Illustrated by Paul Meisel Score: 4.0 © 2010, Holiday House, Inc. This charming retelling of the classic Little Red Hen story, has Ms. Hen trying to prepare for her Passover Seder. First, she needs to make her matzah. Seeking help from her barnyard friends for the planting, harvesting, milling and baking of the matzah gets [...]

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Book Review | A Tale of Two Seders
by Mindy Avra Portnoy

Score: 3.5

Illustrated by Valeria Cis © 2010, Kar-Ben Publishing. When parents get divorced and children are involved, there are always issues, not the least of which is where the children will spend the holidays. In this gentle and reassuring book, there are no arguments, no tugging or pulling. The details seem to have been worked out [...]

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Book Review | Engineer Ari and the Sukkah Express
by Deborah Bodin Cohen

Score: 3

Illustrated by Shahar Kober © 2010, Kar-Ben Publishing. In this companion volume to Engineer Ari and the Rosh Hashanah Ride (2008), Engineer Ari laments the fact that friends he has made on his train rides between Jaffa and Jerusalem cannot join him in his sukkah at home. His clever friends in Jaffa, however, want Ari [...]

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Book Review | Celebrating with Jewish Crafts
by Rebecca Edid Ruzansky

Score: 4

Teachers and older kids who can do craft projects on their own will love this book. The projects it contains are excellent. The instructions are well presented, clear, readable with easy-to-follow photographs of each step. There are projects for evey Jewish holiday as well as general occasions. All the information you need – materials, directions, [...]

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