The Story of Passover by Norma Simon

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A Tale to Remember

Every spring, Jewish families throughout the world gather around their tables to celebrate Passover. With poems and prayers, with wine and food, they share the ancient story of the Hebrews in Egypt, and how Moses convinced Pharaoh to set his people free.Jews celebrate Passover more than any other holiday, and this charming book explains why and how. You’ll learn the story of the ten plagues and of the exodus from Egypt. Then you’ll know why matzoh is eaten during the eight days of Passover and you’ll understand the symbolism behind the Seder meal. Norma Simon has included three fun, hands-on activities, including a tasty recipe for matzoh ball soup.

 

About Norma Simon

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Norma Simon is the author of over fifty books for children, including All Kinds of Families; All Kinds of Children; All Families are Special; and I Was So Mad! She lives on Cap Cod, Massachusetts. Cherie Zamazing has designed many greeting cards and gift products and is now writing and illustrating books for children. She lives in England.
 
Published February 1, 1997 by HarperCollins Publishers. 32 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Religion & Spirituality.

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That may be why readers unfamiliar with aspects of the holiday will find some details puzzling--the proclamation, ``A large dish called the Seder Plate is filled with foods that remind us of the time in Egypt,'' appears on one page, with explanations of the food and what each one symbolizes appea...

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The freshly illustrated reissue of Simon's thorough, picture-book explanation of this Jewish holiday (which first appeared in 1968, as did The Story of Easter, reviewed below, as part of the Crowell Holiday Book series) laudably covers much ground.

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This reissue of Simon's 1968 holiday book tells the story of the Israelites leaving Egypt and introduces the elements of a contemporary Passover Seder.

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