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Title:
Celebrating Passover
Author:
Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Holiday House, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Uses one family's celebration of Passover to describe the religious significance, traditions, customs, and symbols of this Jewish holiday.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
720 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.6 1.0 61638.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780823414208
Format :
Book

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The religious significance, traditions, customs, and symbols of this Jewish holiday.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 2^-5. Hoyt-Goldsmith and Migdale expand their series on American celebrations with this offering that details a Reform Jewish celebration of Passover. Hoyt-Goldsmith focuses on nine-year-old Micah Kamrass, explaining how he and his extended family prepare for and celebrate the week-long holiday. She recounts the festival's origins nearly 3,000 years ago, describes some of the special foods that are served, and explains the components and proscribed order of a seder, the ceremonial meal held during the first two nights of the festival. Illustrated sidebars depict the ancient story, and Lawrence Migdale's crisp, color photographs show the members of the Kamrass family and their activities, with captions clarifying such customs as the search for the afikomen (hidden matzoh). Festivities in Orthodox and Conservative Jewish households may vary. An attractive and useful choice for the holiday shelf; recipes, songs, and a glossary are a bonus. --Kay Weisman


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-5-Hoyt-Goldsmith follows nine-year-old Micah and his family's celebration of this important Jewish holiday. Beginning with an introduction, the accessible narrative moves into the Exodus story, the food, the Haggadah, the seder, and the various traditions surrounding Passover. Though parts of the ceremony are glossed over, for the most part, the text provides a good explanation of the holiday and its significance. The many crisp, full-color photographs of the family are attractive despite looking posed in places. Beautifully detailed watercolor borders also give the book an inviting look. The page layout is varied, adding interest and visual appeal. Despite one misleading translation from the Hebrew, this title is one of the more accurate, informative, and enjoyable works on the subject available.-Amy Lilien-Harper, Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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