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A Passover Haggadah
Herbert Bronstein, Leonard Baskin (Illustrator)
0916694054
June 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
The revolutionary Haggadah is written in gender-inclusive contemporary language and has sold over 900,000 copies since its introduction.


The Everything Judaism Book
Richard D. Bank
1580627285
Oct 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Shalom! and welcome to the joys and wonders of this fascinating religion! Judaism has survived for four millennia-and many of its customs, laws, and traditions have remained exactly the same today as in the days of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The Everything® Judaism Book explains the major precepts of this robust religion in language anyone can understand and appreciate. From High Holy Days, such as Passover and Yom Kippur, to symbols and objects, such as the Star of David and the tallis prayer shawl, Jews and non-Jews alike will gain new understanding and insights into the rich diversity and seemingly endless complexity of Jewish practices and culture. Authoritative and thought-provoking, The Everything® Judaism Book has been exhaustively reviewed for accuracy by Orthodox Rabbi Jacob Rosenthal and Reform...


Hanukkah!
Roni Schotter
0316776238
October 2003
Board Book
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From Publishers Weekly
This glowing picture book focuses on one family's celebration of Hanukkah. It's the eighth and final night of the holiday and Mama, Papa and Grandma Rose are lighting the menorah, while the children--Nora, Dan, Ruthie, Sam and baby Moe--begin their own preparations for the family celebration. Nora and Dan make latkes, Ruthie makes decorations, Sam makes clay dreidels and tries to teach baby Moe how to say "Hanukkah." The festive family meal is followed by songs, dances and gifts. Finally, as the evening ends and the candles burn low, Moe giggles "Hanuk-kah!" Schotter's somewhat bland text may confuse children with its odd blend of poetry and prose, but Hafner's watercolors of the cozy house filled with the warmth of love and family beautifully evoke this special celebration's pleasures. A one-page "Story of...


The Feasts Of The Lord God's Prophetic Calendar From Calvary To The Kingdom
Kevin Howard, Marvin Rosenthal
0785275185
May 7, 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description

Isreal's feasts are infinitely more important than just a series of cultural observances. These feasts are appointed by the Lord, and they are owned by the Lord. He calls them "my feasts." Together they form God's prophetic calendar, outlining the work of history's most important person...Jesus, the Messiah. As such, few themes are more timely or rewarding for God's people today.

The Feasts of the Lord covers all aspects of the biblical feasts...historical background, biblical observance, and prophetic significance. Yet, this book is not just another reference book on the feasts. It is written from the Hebrew Christian viewpoint, helping you to see the feasts through Jewish eyes.

The words of the Savior, His messianic claims, and Bible prophecy will all take on a rich, new relevance for you against the...



Judaism in a Nutshell Holidays
Shimon Apisdorf
1881927229
Sept 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Includes three sections: Holiday history, One step deeper and Nuts & Bolts.

About the Author
Shimon Apisdorf is a two-time PMA Benjamin Franklin award-winner and best-selling author of the Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur Survival Kit. He resides in Baltimore, Maryland.


The Family Treasury of Jewish Holidays
Malka Drucker
0316193135
September 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
The Jewish tradition holds that parents bear the responsibility of teaching children the Torah, the ethical way to live, as well as the history of Judaism. But how can parents teach these crucial lessons in ways that are entertaining, meaningful, and respectful? What happens if they can't remember all the lessons and important historical events? This Family Treasury of Jewish Holidays offers some solutions to these quandaries. For instance, by reading the compelling Hebrew stories and poems aloud, parents help children learn through the realm imagination--the place where characters, images, and ancient lessons come alive. "Listening to a riveting story will build anticipation for a holiday, encourage a wish for a Jewish life, and create sweet memories of reading together," offers Malka Drucker in her introduction. The...


Jewish Holidays
Michael Strassfeld
0062720082
July 1993
Paperback
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Rabbi Richard J. Israel
"This is a delightful, interesting, evocative, uesful, and occasionally outragous book that fills a real need."

Book Description
The coeditor of the enormously popular Jewish Catalog "help[s] readers understand more fully the meaning of our holidays and thereby to observe these festivals . . . with a greater devotion and joy."--Rabbi Alexander M. Schindler

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Treasures of the Heart
Diane Wolkstein
0805241442
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Eight years in the making, this story collection by Wolkstein, a professional storyteller, invites readers to participate in the "soul" of nine Jewish holidays. A story, she says, is both "history and mystery," and her retellings of the classic biblical and traditional stories associated with each holiday aim to capture both elements. Wolkstein also adds (or recovers) feminist themes to the stories, restoring a male-female balance that she believes has been suppressed: her Passover Exodus gives place to Shechinah, "God's feminine presence," and her Rosh Hashanah stories make Sarah a truly central character and a priestess. Wolkstein's imaginative scenarios and intimate style help readers to become listeners, as the oral rhythms of Haggadah are passed from teacher to student. Copyright 2003 Reed Business...


Family Haggadah
Shoshana Siberman
0930494660
January 1987
Paperback
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Book Description
The Haggadah of choice for children and adults to use together. Just the right blend of text and commentary with transliteration of prayers and songs.

Language Notes
Text: English, Hebrew


Family Haggadah: Hagadah Shel Pesah (Artscroll Mesorah Series)
Scherkan Zlotowitz, et al
0899061788
February 1981
Paperback
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Book Description
The Family Haggadah combines economy, accuracy, and the famed ArtScroll elegance. Printed in two colors, it includes the full text and ArtScroll translation, plus instructions, notes and an introduction. Convenient and inexpensive; ideal for groups. Full color soil resistant laminated cover.

Language Notes
Text: English, Hebrew


Fast and Festive Meals for the Jewish Holidays: Complete Menus, Rituals, and Party-Planning Ideas for Every Holiday of the Year
Marlene Sorosky
0688145701
September 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
There's more than just recipes here: in addition to great menus for every Jewish holiday, Sorosky includes a short history of the occasion, the appropriate blessings, decorations and centerpieces, and essential religious items and foods--in short, everything you need to know and have to make your holiday meal a success. What's more, she provides a game plan for organizing your time in the kitchen and getting everything on the table at the right time and temperature. As an added bonus, Sorosky includes "Extra Points": special projects for children, invitation ideas, or special decorations to lift your celebration above the ordinary. In her foreword, Marlene Sorosky admits that her upbringing in a tyranically Orthodox household spoiled Jewish holidays for her until she was well into adulthood. While...


The Tapestry of Jewish Time: A Spiritual Guide to Holidays and Life-Cycle Events
Nina Beth Cardin
0874416450
April 2000
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This intelligently crafted guide to Jewish living likens the fabric of Judaism to a tapestry woven of communal celebration and personal spirit. Cardin, a Conservative rabbi in Baltimore, explores the structure of Jewish time and its ability to lead us to the sacred, by weaving together history, Jewish law, legend, practice, ritual both ancient and contemporary and suggestions for celebration. What distinguishes this comprehensive handbook is Cardin's imaginative, poetic language and her inspiring willingness to share intimate experiences in her own life, from her husband's illness to her young son's declaration that he wanted to be a Christian. Cardin compares the onslaught of the daily world to being in a bakery too long ("the smell is still there, but we no longer notice") and suggests that Jewish patterns of...


Gates of Freedom - A Passover Haggadah
Chaim Stern, Andrea Meyer (Illustrator)
0874416620

Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, Hebrew


Light the Lights!: A Story about Celebrating Hanukkah and Christmas
Margaret Moorman
0590483838
October 1999
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Emma helps her father light the menorah at Hanukkah and decorates the tree with her mother at Christmas. "Families who embrace both holidays will find this a welcome addition," PW said. Ages 5-7. (Oct.) Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist
Ages 5-8. Interfaith families and families that aren't religious crave materials that validate the observance of holidays from the traditions of different faiths. In one of a very few such picture books, Moorman focuses on a household's joyous celebrations of Hanukkah and Christmas, two festivals that frequently occur close together on the wintertime calendar. The book's title reflects a motif common to both: candles in a menorah glow brightly in Emma's house during the eight days of the Jewish holiday; later,...


Family Haggadah: A Seder for All Generations
Elie M. Gindi (Editor), et al
087441685X

Paperback
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Book of Our Heritage
Eliyahu Ki Tov, et al
0873067630

Hardcover
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Book Description
This beloved classic, completely revised and annotated for the contemporary reader, explores the holidays, Festivals and fast days of the Jewish calendar and explains their laws and customs. Midrashic commentaries and insights of great Jewish thinkers and spiritual leaders enhance the heartwarming, inspiring text. 3 volume gift boxed set. Individual volumes not sold separately.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Hebrew


Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins
Eric A. Kimmel
0823411311
November 1994
Paperback
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Book Review
What are the poor villagers to do? The holiday-hating, hill-dwelling hobgoblins are bound and determined to ruin yet another Hanukkah for them. Every year the beasties snuff out the menorah candles, destroy the dreidels, and pitch the potato latkes on the floor. But these wicked wet blankets never counted on someone as clever as Hershel of Ostropol showing up. Using his wits and a few props--pickles, eggs, and a dreidel (a square-shaped top with Hebrew letters on each side)--Hershel manages to outwit all the creepy critters and break the spell. This fabulously creative adaptation of the ancient Hanukkah story in which the Syrians forbade the Jews to worship as they wanted, keeps the spirit of the original while adding a spine-tingling twist. Warmth and humor prevail, even in the midst of hopeless-looking circumstances....


Chanukah Bugs
David A. Carter
0689818602
October 2002
Pop Up Book
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From Publishers Weekly
Creators of novelty formats for other holidays now approach the Festival of Lights. David A. Carter presents Chanukah Bugs: A Pop-up Celebration. Each spread features a flap designed to resemble a gift box, one for each of the eight nights. Among the pop-up "presents": a Dizzy Dreidel Bug that spins and Menorah Bugs "lit" by silver-paper flames. Ages 3-7.Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
PreSchool-K-Just when we thought every kind of bug imaginable had popped out from a box, along come the "Shammash Bug," the "Dizzy Dreidel Bug" (that spins on a straw when he pops up), sizzling "Potato Latke Bugs" in a skillet, and more. Carter is in good form, combining humor with handsome graphics and impressive paper engineering.-S....


Creating Lively Passover Seders: An Interactive Sourcebook of Tales, Texts & Activities
David Arnow
1580231845
February 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
"The Mishnah implies that no two Seders should be the same," claims Arnow, who has created a new Haggadah pamphlet each year to distribute among friends and family. In this innovative book, he urges readers to make the ritual their own, using Passover as an opportunity to better understand and internalize Judaism, freedom and faith. Each chapter begins with a short selection from the Haggadah, followed by Arnow's interpretations, ideas for discussion of relevant topics (e.g. miracles, slavery, exile) and suggestions for hands-on activities. Some adults may find these activities cheesy, but Passover has always been a holiday in which children are actively involved, and they will love "marching" from Egypt to the Red Sea, or stepping outdoors mid-meal to gaze at the full moon. Copyright © Reed Business...


My Very Own Haggadah
Judyth Saypol Groner (Editor), et al
1580130232
January 1, 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
The ultimate children's Haggadah. A child's first seder service, with the story of Passover, an explanation of holiday symbols, seder blessings, and songs. Plus recipes, craft ideas, and pictures to color. Over 2 million in print!


P is for Passover: A Holiday Alphabet Book
Tanya Lee Stone
0843102381
January 2003
Board Book
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Book Description
P is for Passover
Or Pesach, some say,
We celebrate freedom
On this holiday


In this new shaped alphabet book, families will enjoy learning about Passover! Every page contains a letter of the alphabet along with sweet, rhyming text that corresponds with each letter. And as an added bonus, at the end of the book is the complete story of Passover. This is a perfect introduction to the holiday!

Card catalog description
Illustrations and short rhymes for each letter of the alphabet introduce customs of Passover as a family shares their Seder and recalls the history of the rites.


Keeping Quilt
Patricia Polacco
0689844476
May 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This 10th-anniversary edition of Polacco's family story about a quilt made from an immigrant Jewish family's clothing from their Russian homeland "adds a few squares to the original story with expanded text and art," noted PW. Ages 4-8. (May) Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2 Polacco's first-person voice moves her narrative forward gracefully from the time when her Great-Gramma Anna came to America during the last century to the present. Richly detailed charcoal drawings fill the pages of this beautifully conceived book. Particularly striking are the faces of the Russian Jewish immigrant families who people the pages. The only color used is in the babushka and dress of Great-Gramma Anna, which become part of...


A Family Haggadah II
Shoshana Silberman (Editor), Katherine Janus Kahn (Illustrator)
0929371968
January 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Clear, easy-to-follow text like the original Family Haggadah with all new commentary and discussion questions geared to pre-teens through adult. Includes full birkat hamazon (blessing after meals.)

Language Notes
Text: English, Hebrew

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