Jewish holidays

Hanukkah

By L.L. Owens

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Teaches young readers about the background, traditions, foods, and celebrations of the Jewish holiday.
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Wonders and Miracles: A Passover Companion, Illustrated with Art Spanning Three Thousand Years

By Eric A. Kimmel

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Presents the steps performed in a traditional Passover Seder, plus stories, songs, poetry, and pictures that celebrate the historical significance of this holiday to Jews all over the world.

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Telling the Story: A Passover Haggadah Explained

By Barry Louis Polisar, adapter

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Details the steps required during and the reasons behind each Passover ritual, presenting the English, Hebrew, and phonetic pronunciations of the holiday prayers that make up the Haggadot.

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Passover around the World

By Tami Lehman-Wilzig; illustrations by Elizabeth Wolf

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Passover: a celebration of freedom -- The Seder table -- America: the night before Passover -- Gibraltar : preparing the Seder plate -- Turkey: reenacting the story -- Ethiopia: the Passover sacrifice -- India: the four questions -- Israel: Maggid -- Iran : dayenu -- Morocco : Maimouna -- Passover potpourri -- Passover recipes from around the world.

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Passover: Jewish Celebration of Freedom

By Amanda Doering

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Celebrating Passover -- What is Passover? -- Living as slaves -- Freedom -- Getting ready -- Seder -- Special foods -- Haggadah -- Amazing holiday story! -- Hands on: Afikoman holder -- Glossary -- Read more -- Internet sites -- Index.
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A Is for Abraham: A Jewish Family Alphabet

By Richard Michelson; illustrated by Ron Mazellan

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This illustrated alphabet book is for a general audience covering many important people, rituals, and traditions such as Bar and Bat Mitzvah, King David, Israel, Klezmer Music, Passover, Tikkun Olam, and many more. Text from A to Z includes simple poetry for younger readers and detailed expository text for older readers.
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My First Passover

By Tomie De Paola

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Describes the special parts of a Seder meal which celebrates the Jewish feast of Passover.
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Passover

By Molly Aloian

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Contents: What is Passover? -- Story of Passover -- Moses -- Ten plagues -- Free at last -- No Hametz -- Seder -- Haggadah -- Special table -- Four questions -- Reciting the plagues -- Songs and blessings -- Finding the afikomen -- Peace on Earth.
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Hanukkah: A Festival of Lights

Hanukkah, or Chanukah, begins on the 25th day of the Jewish calendar month of Kislev, at sundown. Lasting eight days, Hanukkah usually occurs during December, but sometimes begins in November. This Jewish holiday is known as the Festival of Lights, commemorating the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem in 164 B.C. after three years of war. Hanukkah means "dedication."

Jerusalem at the time was part of the Hellenistic empire and was ruled by Antiochus IV. His government instituted a different religion from Judaism. When the Temple became a site of sacrifices and icons, the people resisted, sparking three years of fierce rebellion. The Maccabees led the rebellion and were triumphant in 164 B.C.

The Stone Lamp: A Hanukkah Collection: Eight Days of Dark, Eight Nights of Light

By Karen Hesse, illustrated by Brian Pinkney

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A collection of eight poems, each taking place on a different night of Hanukkah and following the history of Jews from twelfth-century England to twentieth-century Israel.

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