Elijah's tears : stories for the Jewish holidays

by Pearl, Sydelle.

Format: Print Book 2004
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J 296.4 PEA RELIGION
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
Call Number  J 296.4 PEA RELIGION
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This new anthology for the whole family consists of five original tales, each linked to an important Jewish holiday and featuring the prophet Elijah. In each tale, Elijah comforts those who are generous, wise, and fair while challenging those who are faithless.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3^-5, younger for reading aloud. In a clear, graceful preface, Pearl talks about Elijah's role in Jewish folklore, including his traditional appearance at the Passover seder. She invents five fantasy stories in the spirit of that tradition--two for Passover, one each for Succot, Hanukkah, and Yom Kippur--where Elijah appears with mysterious powers in ordinary life, in disguise and just in time to help someone in trouble. In the best story a boy wraps his tallis (prayer shawl) round the trembling shoulders of a cold and hungry man: was he Elijah? The illustrations were unseen in galley but the bright dust jacket picture evokes Chagall-style shtetl scenes. A long glossary explains the many Hebrew words in the text. The telling is sometimes a bit flowery and exclamatory (especially in the story where Pearl gives Elijah a sister), but at its best the style is lyrical, chatty, and immediate. --Hazel Rochman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Elijah -- (Biblical prophet) -- Juvenile fiction.
Fasts and feasts -- Judaism -- Juvenile fiction.
Jewish religious fiction.
Children's stories, American.
Publisher Gretna, La. :Pelican,2004
Contributors Penney, Rossitza Skortcheva.
Language English
Description 63 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
ISBN 1589801784
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