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.
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Angel of Death bake begins at sundown bitter herb Book's Photos bread called matzah called the Haggadah chocolate chips Coney Island cookie sheet Cover photograph copyright cup of wine Deborah Heiligman delicious Eating leavened Egyptians Exodus find the afikomen Foods that need four questions four sons frogs Hagaddah hametz Haroset Hebrew honor Miriam Israelites escape Israelites sacrificed Jewish holiday Jews add Kiddush cup kosher let their bread locusts Maror mah-ROAR matzah balls matzah for Passover middle matzah Moses NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY night different nights we eat oven Passover seder Pharaoh Pharaoh's daughter photo or artifact pieces of matzah prayers Rabbi Shira Stern recite the plagues recline on pillows sacrificed a lamb search for crumbs seder leader seder plate seder service slaves in Egypt songs soup with matzah special book called special foods stew symbols of Passover Ten Plagues three pieces toffee Unleavened bread called wooden spoon World Celebrate Passover YEMEN youngest child