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The Elijah Door: A Passover Tale

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For years the Galinskys and the Lippas have shared Seder, the special Passover dinner, together. But no more! Mama Lippa shuts her windows tight against Galinsky voices. Papa Galinsky cuts a new side door into the house to avoid seeing the Lippas. But David Lippa and Rachel Galinsky love each other, and fortunately, they have a trick up their sleeves.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Holiday House
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A wonderful tale of two families, the Lippas and the Galinsky's. The two families have always gathered and celebrated together. But, as the story goes, a feud began between the 2 families of 6 or 7 laying hens and 2 dead geese. No one is sure what happened but they do know that the 2 families are not speaking to each other at all.

But David of the Galinsky family and Rachel of the Lippa family love each other. And when Passover rolls around they can't believe that they will not be spending it tog
Sep 11, 2012 Chelsea rated it really liked it
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The book, The Elijah Door by Linda Leopold Strauss and illustrated by Alexi Natchev, is about a two Jewish families who were usually very close but had begun feuding over stolen geese. Two of their children, one from each family, fell in love and wanted their families to celebrate Passover together. With the help of the community, they ended up having one big dinner with a table that stretched between the two houses. The book ended with the Galinskys opening their old front door, which they had ...more
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I love the rabbi that will tell a fib for a greater good! This is such a delightful story!
Sharon Lawler
Illustrated in the block printing tradition of Eastern Europe, this Passover tale takes place in a rural village in Poland, or sometimes in Russia. Two families become estranged over a swap of geese and hens that ended with some of the geese dying. The Rabbi conspires with Rachel Galinsky and David Lippa, and the rest of the village, to reconcile the two families during Seder.
Jul 30, 2012 Tisha rated it really liked it
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Great story about families, feuds, and Passover in a land that is sometimes Poland, sometimes Russia. Lovely woodcut illustrations.
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