Passover: Jew­ish Cel­e­bra­tion of Freedom

Aman­da Doering
  • Review
By – December 19, 2011

Those in need of a very sim­ple book explain­ing Passover to young chil­dren may find this use­ful. It is part of Capstone’s First Facts” Series under the head­ing of Hol­i­days and Cul­ture,” which includes Chi­nese New Year, Diwali, June­teenth, and Ramadan, among many oth­ers. Ker­ry M. Olitzky, the exec­u­tive direc­tor of the Jew­ish Out­reach Insti­tute is list­ed as consultant. 

The book includes a table of con­tents, a glos­sary, and index, and a page sug­gest­ing oth­er books and how to use the Fac­thound” inter­net por­tal to search for infor­ma­tion. Use­ful for a sec­ond grade report on hol­i­days,” the book is appro­pri­ate, col­or­ful and attrac­tive­ly designed, but the stock pho­tos are unin­spired. A some­what dull-look­ing Afiko­man Hold­er is includ­ed as a craft idea. For ages 6 – 8

Lisa Sil­ver­man is direc­tor of Sinai Tem­ple’s Blu­men­thal Library in Los Ange­les and a for­mer day school librar­i­an. She is the for­mer chil­dren’s book review edi­tor of Jew­ish Book World.

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