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Passover Around the World Paperback – January 1, 2007
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Grade 2–5—Short chapters describe various rituals that are observed in several countries, including the United States and Israel, within a narrative format. Jewish-American children will be intrigued by the practices in Ethiopia, India, Turkey, and Gibraltar, among other places that are not known for their Jewish populations. The child-friendly color illustrations of maps are appealing, but the depictions of various family scenes and foods are less clear and not as successful. Unusual facts and recipes are included.—Lisa Silverman, Sinai Temple Library, Los Angeles
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"The strategydeveloped by Godwas to hit Egypt with plague after plague, until the ruler Pharaoh finally gave up and let the Hebrews go." In casual prose and full-page, handsome paintings, this picture book about how Jews celebrate Passover also takes a quick look back at the Jewish diaspora and its history in the U.S., Gibraltar, Turkey, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Morocco, and Israel. For each country, there is a large clear map; a short history of when, where, and why Jews settled there; and a fictionalized story, illustrated with a painting of a contemporary family seder. The back matter includes a few more traditions, lots of recipes, and a glossary. Unfortunately, there are no source notes for all the rich historical anecdotes, such as the story about Jewish Union soldiers who made traditional food to celebrate Passover during the Civil War. For kids slightly older than the usual audience for holiday picture books, this accessible title will encourage families to talk about the diverse traditions and connections. Rochman, Hazel
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around the world. The receipes make it a fun book for the parents. The
illustrations and maps make it very real for any age. They are very
beautiful and educational. This book makes a great gift for grand-
parents to give to their grandchildren.