Happy Passover! (April 19th – 27th)

Passover, which is celebrated from April 19th – April 27th, is a major Jewish holiday. It is celebrated to commemorate the Jews liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation. For more information about the holiday of Passover, visit http://www.myjewishlearning.com. Here are a selection of Passover related books that you can find in our library.

A Different Kind of Passover – Linda Leopold-Strauss
Passover at Grandma and Grandpa’s house is a little different this year because Grandpa just got out of the hospital. But with a little help from Jessica and her family, Grandpa is still able to take part in the seder.

Passover Scavenger Hunt – Shanna Silva
Rachel sends her cousins on a scavenger hunt to find the afikomen using clues that reference each item on the Passover seder plate and together lead the cousins to the afikomen’s surprising hiding place.

With a Mighty Hand – Amy Ehrlich
An adaptation of the first five books of the Hebrew Bible presents the stories of Adam and Eve, Abraham, Moses, and other primary figures in a continuous narrative that upholds the complexities of the original text.

Hanukcats – Laurie Loughlin
In 20 feline-centric takes on traditional songs, the furriest family members finally get to share in the festivities, singing the praises of spinning dreidels, gefilte fish, and other joys of the holidays.

The Dinner Party – Brenda Janowitz
This Passover Seder is not just any Passover Seder. This will be the night the Golds of Greenwich meet the Rothschilds of New York City. The Rothschilds control banks, own vineyards in Napa, diamond mines in Africa, and even an organic farm somewhere in the Midwest that produces the most popular Romaine lettuce consumed in this country. And now, Sylvia Gold’s daughter is dating one of them.

Wonders and Miracles – Eric Kimmel
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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