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Celebrate Passover: with Matzah, Maror, and Memories

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The most celebrated holiday in the Jewish year, Passover commemorates the Exodus of Hebrew slaves from Egypt to freedom over 3,500 years ago. This colorful book explores the many forms that this weeklong celebration takes worldwide. Deborah Heiligman's rich text details the long lavish meals called seders, at which Exodus is recalled in ritual, prayer, song, and story. The ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 13th 2007 by National Geographic Children's Books
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Nov 17, 2016 Mauri rated it really liked it
Okay, finally one I really liked. (Shh, I know I have a non-fiction bias.) Simply written, good for lower elementary grade readers, and lots of pictures that portray a diverse picture of Judaism - not limited to the US, eastern Europe, and Israel, but including communities in Yemen, Uganda, and China.

There's a denser section at the end, good for older children looking for a simple resource for research, a glossary, a simple recipe, a bibliography, and an explanation of the seder that might help
May 21, 2014 Ellias rated it liked it
This book was a little bit long for me, but Mommy was able to make it through the whole thing several times before night-night. It shows how different people all over the world celebrate Passover. Some of it is nothing like how my family celebrates, but it gives a good idea of what the holiday is all about.
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Deborah Heiligman's second job was at the Scholastic News Explorer, the 4th grade classroom magazine. There discovered that she loved writing for children and she has never looked back.

After the birth of her two children she started to work as a freelancer. She has written 28 children's books as well as articles for numerous magazines including Ladies' Home Journal, Sesame Street Parents Guide, P
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