the Family Treasury of Jewish Holidays by Malka Drucker

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Celebrate the Jewish holidays with this rich compendium of facts, activities, and stories from around the world. Intended for the entire family, each of the ten holiday chapters introduces the reader to the wealth of history and ritual surrounding the holidays, a read-aloud section by such favorite authors as Isaac Bashevis Singer and Barbara Cohen, and a related song, recipe, or craft. With this unique anthology, families will enjoy acting out the story of Esther for Purim, baking hallah for Shabbat, building a sukkah, and much, much more. Lavishly illustrated with scenes depicting holiday celebrations throughout history and the world, this comprehensive and handsome volume is the one holiday treasury no home should be without.
 

About Malka Drucker

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Malka Drucker is the author of more than 20 books for adults and children, including several about Jewish traditions. She is also the founding Rabbi of the HaMakom synagogue in Santa Fe, NM. Nancy Katz is a Baltimore-born artist and children's book author and illustrator. Her paintings have been featured at the Baltimore Museum of Art and in other regional exhibits. Nancy has also lectured about children's book writing and illustrating at the Smithsonian, in several college programs, and at educator and librarian conferences across the country.
 
Published September 1, 1994 by Little, Brown. 192 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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 In her introduction, Drucker (Grandma's Latkes, 1992, etc.) explains that Jewish tradition is made special by sharing stories, playing games, and singing songs.

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Opening with Rosh Hashanah, this oversize volume focuses on nine holidays and also discusses Shabbat, supplementing clear explanations with stories by such writers as Isaac Bashevis Singer, crafts and recipes, songs--even a play for Purim.

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The unabashedly old-fashioned flavor of this oversized volume invites browsing as well as close reading of its profusely illustrated pages.

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