Jewish Holiday Origami

Author: Joel Stern
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486138060
Release Date: 2012-03-22
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

DIVClearly detailed diagrams and captions explain all the steps for an entire year's worth of projects — from Chanukah dreidels and a menorah with candles, to Passover pyramids and an image of the Red Sea parting. 24 models. /div

Jewish Curses

ISBN: 9657619122
Release Date: 2017-02-09

This book is a guide and coloring book of Jewish "curses." This book is not about cursing as in the kind of "cursing" you do when you hit your thumb with a hammer. Something funny happened on the way to the world we live in today. That funny thing was the hilarious belly laugh Borscht-Belt comedy of immigrant Jews. And Yiddish was a critical and funny part of that world. Generations of Jewish immigrants came to our English-speaking world with Yiddish, a secret language which only they spoke, and it carried their culture. Yaakov Kirschen, famous Jewish cartoonist and comedian has written and drawn this treasure of our people. It makes a great gift for a younger generation that came along after that golden age of Yiddish comedy and is a heart-warming gift for those of us who can still remember those days. And even if you're not into coloring, this cartoon "guide" is super fun. Cartoonist Kirschen is an old guy. Mr. Shuldig, the bald hero of his Dry Bones cartoons is also an old guy. Now, after more than four decades of writing and drawing his daily Israeli/American political cartoon, Kirschen has decided to tackle something REALLY important; passing on the essence of Yiddish culture and comedy to a younger generation and warming the hearts of other old folks. His new project is a series called "Grandpa's Jewish Cartoon Coloring Books." Those early Yiddish-speaking immigrants expressed their frustrations and anger through wickedly funny Yiddish curses that dripped with cynicism. Kirschen's book is a funny cartoon guide and coloring book based on English translations of those sometimes rough explosions of Yiddish one-liners which were the basis of what we now call "Jewish humor."

More Than Matzah

Author: Debbie Herman
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 0764133187
Release Date: 2006-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents the story of the exodus of the Isrealites out of Egypt, and provides activities and crafts for young readers to help celebrate Passover.

Sammy Spider s First Haggadah

Author: Sylvia A. Rouss
Publisher: Kar-Ben
ISBN: 9781512493450
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sammy leads young children through the steps of the Passover seder, telling the story of the Exodus, asking and answering the Four Questions, and sampling the traditional foods. Includes creative readings and songs, as well as colorful paper collage art by Katherine Janus Kahn.

On the Chocolate Trail

Author: Deborah R. Prinz
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 9781580234870
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Cooking

The next time you pick up a piece of chocolate, consider that you are partaking in an aspect of Jewish history. Explore the surprising Jewish connections to chocolate in this historical and gastronomic adventure through cultures, countries, centuries and religions. Rabbi Deborah Prinz draws from her world travels on the trail of chocolate to enchant chocolate lovers of all backgrounds as she unwraps tales of Jews in the early chocolate trade to how Jewish values infuse chocolate today. She shows the intersections of Jews, pre-Columbians, Catholics and Protestants along the chocolate trail and the lasting rituals involving chocolate that the world¿s faith traditions still share. Tasty tidbits include: ¿ Chocolate making in seventeenth-century Amsterdam, home to the largest and wealthiest Jewish community of its time, was known as a special Jewish industry. ¿ Bayonne chocolate makers today advertise that Jews brought chocolate making to France. ¿ Chocolate Hanukkah gelt may have developed from St. Nicholas customs. ¿ Jews pioneered chocolate in North America as successful and well-known American colonial Jewish merchants such as Abraham Lopez and Nathan Simson traded cacao and manufactured chocolate. ¿ A born-again Christian businessman in the Midwest marketed his caramel chocolate bar as a ¿Noshy,¿ after the Yiddish word for ¿snack.¿ ¿ Jewish values of caring for the needy, pursuing economic justice, protecting the environment and promoting sustainability feed into the organic and fair trade chocolate businesses of today.

Frogs in the Bed

Author: Ann D. Koffsky
Publisher: Behrman House Publishing
ISBN: 0874419131
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Passover Companion Keeps Kids Focused on the Seder Build anticipation before Passover and then follow along during the seder. Frogs in the Bed is a combination story and activity book built around key moments in the seder to encourage young children to participate, no matter which haggadah you use. A humorously illustrated version of the popular seder song "One Morning (the Frog Song)" is followed by activities that connect children to touchpoints in the seder. Each page draws children's attention back to the seder, encouraging their active participation and helping them understand what's happening around them. Sing along to "One Morning (The Frog Song)" Explore seder plate symbols Recite the Four Questions Munch some matzah shapes Solve the afikoman maze Create pre-holiday crafts Welcome Elijah with a sparkly cup Plus: make your own jumping frog!

My First Passover

Author: Tomie dePaola
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780448490007
Release Date: 2015-02-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Passover is a time for families and friends to celebrate their faith and shared history. Tomie dePaola’s simple text and beautiful illustrations provide insight into this special holiday for young readers. From the Board edition.

Blood Passover

Author: Ariel Toaff
ISBN: 1291916067
Release Date: 2014-06-15
Genre: History

This translation was performed free of charge to protest an injustice - the destruction by the ADL of Ariel Toaff's ""Blood Passover"" on Jewish ritual murder. The author is the son of the Chief Rabbi of Rome, and a professor of Jewish Renaissance and Medieval History at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, just outside Tel Aviv. Dr. Toaff is uniquely qualified to write this book, being thoroughly familiar with the derivative literature in English, French, German and Italian, as well as the original documentary sources in Latin, Medieval Italian, Hebrew and Yiddish. This is not something he worked on in secret. If it had been published in Israel, in Hebrew, no one would have cared. There are large bodies of literature in Hebrew that Jews do not wish Gentiles to know about. But Dr. Toaff's announcement of its publication in Italy, in Italian, raised a worldwide firestorm of fury. Under unbearable pressure, the book was withdrawn.

Joy of Kosher

Author: Jamie Geller
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062207838
Release Date: 2013-10-29
Genre: Cooking

Jamie Geller, “The Jewish Rachael Ray” (New York Times) and founder of the Kosher Media Network, including Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller magazine and, shares more than 200 ideas for fast, fresh family-friendly recipes, each with tips on how to dress them up for entertaining or dress them down for everyday meals. Accompanied by gorgeous full-color photos, Joy of Kosher includes original ideas for authentically kosher, foolproof, flexible recipes for scrumptious, nutritious, and easy dishes—all with no slaving over a hot stove or rabbi required. Enjoy such delectable dishes as Crystal Clear Chicken Soup with Julienned Vegetables and Angel Hair (Dress It Down: Chicken Noodle Alphabet Soup), Garlic Honey Brisket (Dress It Down: Honey Brisket Pita Pockets ), Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese (Dress It Down: Mac and Cheese Muffin Cups) , and Gooey Chocolate Cherry Cake (Dress It Up: Red Wine Chocolate Cherry Heart Cake). Plus, Jamie offers a whole chapter on the art of making challah, 10 sweet and savory recipes, holiday menus, a special Passover section.

Passover Around the World

Author: Tami Lehman-Wilzig
Publisher: Kar-Ben
ISBN: 9781512492613
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Introduces children to the many different ways of celebrating Passover around the world, including customs that can be adopted for use in the child's own family seder.

Grover and Big Bird s Passover Celebration

Author: Ellen Fischer
Publisher: Kar-Ben
ISBN: 9781512489187
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Grover and Big Bird are in a hurry to get to the Passover seder, butuh, oh!there are many delays. Moishe Oofnik comes to the rescue in his tumbledown truck, but will they arrive in time to ask the Four Questions?

Ancient Civilizations and the Bible

Author: Diana Waring
Publisher: Answers in Genesis
ISBN: 1600921701
Release Date: 2008-09-01
Genre: Civilization

In this panorama of world history from 4004 BC to AD 29, you will explore creation, the Flood, the Tower of Babel, and the rise of civilizations from Mesopotamia to Rome. You will see God's purposes worked out through His chosen people, Israel, culminating in the birth of the Messiah, Jesus Christ.