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Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Passover: with Matzah, Maror, and Memories

Random House, Inc / 2007 / Hardcover

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The most celebrated holiday in the Jewish year, Passover commemorates the Exodus of Hebrew slaves from Egypt to freedom over 3,500 years ago. This colorful book explores the many forms that this weeklong celebration takes worldwide. Deborah Heiligman's rich text details the long lavish meals called seders, at which Exodus is recalled in ritual, prayer, song, and story. The historical significance of the food at these Passover feasts is also explained, and delicious recipes encourage readers to experience the full flavors of this internationally observed holiday. Rabbi Shira Stern's informative note provides parents and teachers with a historical and cultural background of the celebration of Passover.

Let National Geographic be your trusted guide to holidays around the world. This diverse, informative series introduces children to a varied selection of religious and cultural holidays presented from a global perspective. The vivid photography and accompanies author Deborah Heiligman's lively text on ceremonies and celebrations worldwide. Each book is suitable for ages 10 & up and contains 32 pages in a hardcover binding.

Deborah Heiligman is the award-winning author of 19 children's books. She specializes in simplifying complex subjects for young people, particularly in the areas of science and social studies. She lives in New York City. She has also written other books for National Geographic including High Hopes and Babies.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Random House, Inc
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 10.50 X 8.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1426300182
ISBN-13: 9781426300189
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 10-14

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The most celebrated holiday in the Jewish year, Passover commemorates the Exodus of Hebrew slaves from Egypt to freedom over 3,500 years ago. This colorful book explores the many forms that this weeklong celebration takes worldwide. Deborah Heiligman's rich text details the long lavish meals called seders, at which Exodus is recalled in ritual, prayer, song, and story. The historical significance of the food at these Passover feasts is also explained, and delicious recipes encourage readers to experience the full flavors of this internationally observed holiday. Rabbi Shira Stern's informative note provides parents and teachers with a historical and cultural background of the celebration of Passover.

National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.

Author Bio

The award-winning author of 15 books for children, Deborah Heiligman has written three books for National Geographic: Honey Bees; Babies: All You Need To Know; and High Hopes: A Photobiography of John F. Kennedy. Her best-known and best-selling book outside NGS is From Caterpillar to Butterfly (HarperCollins, 1996).
Deborah specializes in writing about complex subjects for young people, particularly in the areas of science and social studies. She is equally at home writing for early readers and middle grade students. Her experience as a religious studies major at Brown University has been put to good use in working on this series. Deborah lives in New York City with her husband, author Jonathan Weiner, her sons Aaron and Benjamin, and cat, Peanut Butter.

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