The Passover Journey - A Seder Companion
Illustrated by Neil Waldman
Published by Puffin Books, 1997
Paperback, ISBN: 0140561315 [Buy this Book]
Published by Viking, 1994
ISBN: 0670824216 [Buy this Book]
Reading Level: All Ages
In The Passover Journey, Barbara Diamond Goldin asks and answers questions that lead to an understanding of the Passover rituals and symbols, as well as an appreciation of their historical context. She retells and recaptures the epochal event of the Israelites journey from slavery to freedom.
Step by step, she takes us through the Passover Seder, the special ritual meal. Young and old are invited to participate in songs, games, and acting out the stories to make the Passover journey our own. Neil Waldman's strikingly original, luminous paintings add richness and accessibility for all ages.
For everyone who has ever attended a Seder, as well as those not familiar with the rituals, award-winning Barbara Diamond Goldin and Neil Waldman make Passover a true celebration!
Barbara Diamond Goldin says, "While I was growing up, Passover was one of my favorite holidays. My mother cleaned and cooked for days beforehand; my two younger brothers and I helped her. We carried boxes of holiday dishes upstairs from the basement, then washed and dried them. We tied rope around the handles of cupboards filled with the year-round dishes. By the time we were finished, everything in the kitchen was either different, new, or covered up.
"The Sedarim at our house were lively. We all joked about Mom's matzah balls and the amount of food she put on the table. Finding the Afikoman was a bigger and bigger challenge every year, and we never knew who was going to walk through the door when we opened it for Elijah. One year it was a cat, and another year, my father's friend Teddy."
"A beautiful wedding of the work of two talented individuals, this exquisitely designed two-part book celebrates Passover by sharing with readers both its bittersweet history and its customs". --Review from Booklist
An American Library Association Notable Book for children.
A Children's Book-of-the-Month Club Selection.
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