Welcoming Elijah Book

Welcoming Elijah

  • Author : Leslea Newman
  • Publisher : Charlesbridge Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-01-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781632897428

Welcoming Elijah Book Description :

Celebrated author Lesléa Newman unites a young boy and a stray kitten in a warm, lyrical story about Passover, family, and friendship. Inside, a boy and his family sit around the dinner table to embrace the many traditions of their Passover Seder around the dinner table. Outside, a cat wonders, hungry and alone. When it's time for the symbolic Passover custom of opening the family's front door for the prophet Elijah, both the boy and the cat are in for a remarkable surprise.

My People s Passover Haggadah Book

My People s Passover Haggadah

  • Author : Lawrence A. Hoffman
  • Publisher : Jewish Lights Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781580233460

My People s Passover Haggadah Book Description :

Features the original Haggadah text in both Hebrew and a new English translation, and includes information on the roots of Passover, its confrontation with modernity, and its relationship to other rabbinical teachings.

Anne Frank Unbound Book

Anne Frank Unbound

  • Author : Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253006615

Anne Frank Unbound Book Description :

"This volume of essays was developed from ... a colloquium convened in 2005 by the Working Group on Jews, Media, and Religion of the Center for Religion and Media at New York University"--Intr.

A Place for Elijah Book

A Place for Elijah

  • Author : Kelly Easton Ruben
  • Publisher : Kar-Ben
  • Release Date : 2016-02-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781467796118

A Place for Elijah Book Description :

At Passover, Sarah saves a spot for the prophet Elijah who is said to visit every seder. But when the electricity goes out in neighboring buildings, Sarah invites the neighbors over. Will there be a chair left for Elijah?

Maimonides Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings


  • Author : Israel Drazin
  • Publisher : Gefen Publishing House Ltd
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9652294241

Maimonides Book Description :

An examination of the remarkable penetrating mind of Moses Maimonides and to his rational eye-opening thoughts on many subjects. It includes ideas that are not incorporated in the usual books about this great philosopher because they are so different than the traditional thinking of the vast majority of people. It contrasts the notions of other Jewish thinkers, somewhat rational and others not rational at all. The reader will be surprised, if not shocked, to learn that a host of beliefs that are prevalent among the Jewish masses have no rational basis. This does not suggest that Judaism itself is irrational and absurd. Just the opposite. But many Jews have opted to believe the unreasonable and illogical conventional ideas what Maimonides would label non-Jewish sabian notions because they have not been acquainted with Maimonides correct rational alternatives and taken the time to reflect upon it.

Preparing Your Heart for Passover Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Preparing Your Heart for Passover

  • Author : Kerry M. Olitzky
  • Publisher : Jewish Publication Society
  • Release Date : 2002-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 115
  • ISBN 10 : 0827607059

Preparing Your Heart for Passover Book Description :

A guide through the preparations for Passover, defining the observance not only as a religious and social ritual but also a spiritual jorney, one that is repeated and refined through the course of our lives.

Trans Kids and Teens Book

Trans Kids and Teens

  • Author : Elijah C. Nealy
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2019-08-13
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 0393713997

Trans Kids and Teens Book Description :

A comprehensive guide to the medical, emotional, and social issues of trans kids.

You Shall Tell Your Children Book

You Shall Tell Your Children

  • Author : Liora Gubkin
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-11-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813543901

You Shall Tell Your Children Book Description :

Passover is among the most widely observed holidays for American Jews. During this festival of redemption, Jewish families retell the biblical story of Exodus using a ritual book known as a haggadah, often weaving modern tales of oppression through the biblical narrative. References to the Holocaust are some of the most common additions to contemporary haggadot. However, the parallel between ancient and modern oppression, which seems obvious to some, raises troubling questions for many others. Is it possible to find any redemptive meaning in the Nazi genocide? Are we adding value to this unforgivable moment in history? Liora Gubkin critiques commemorations that violate memory by erasing the value of everyday life that was lost and collapse the diversity of responses both during the Shoah and afterward. She recounts oral testimonies from Holocaust survivors, cites references to the holiday in popular American culture, and analyzes examples of actual haggadot. Ultimately, Gubkin concludes that it is possible and important to make a space for Holocaust commemoration, all the time recognizing that haggadot must be constantly revisited and “performed.”

Scarlatti s Cat Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Scarlatti s Cat

  • Author : Nathaniel Lachenmeyer
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Books ®
  • Release Date : 2014-03-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781467750059

Scarlatti s Cat Book Description :

Domenico Scarlatti, the great Italian composer, enjoys his cat's company when he plays harpsichord. Little does he know, his cat, Pulcinella, also dreams of composing her own music! One day, while chasing a mouse, she tumbles onto the harpsichord. Suddenly, she can't resist the urge to play. When she begins to play, Scarlatti's eyes widen...

Benjamin Elijah Mays  Schoolmaster of the Movement Book

Benjamin Elijah Mays Schoolmaster of the Movement

  • Author : Randal Maurice Jelks
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2012-05-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807869871

Benjamin Elijah Mays Schoolmaster of the Movement Book Description :

In this first full-length biography of Benjamin Mays (1894-1984), Randal Maurice Jelks chronicles the life of the man Martin Luther King Jr. called his "spiritual and intellectual father." Dean of the Howard University School of Religion, president of Morehouse College, and mentor to influential black leaders, Mays had a profound impact on the education of the leadership of the black church and of a generation of activists, policymakers, and educators. Jelks argues that Mays's ability to connect the message of Christianity with the responsibility to challenge injustice prepared the black church for its pivotal role in the civil rights movement. From Mays's humble origins in Epworth, South Carolina, through his doctoral education, his work with institutions such as the National Urban League, the NAACP, and the national YMCA movement, and his significant career in academia, Jelks creates a rich portrait of the man, the teacher, and the scholar. Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement is a powerful portrayal of one man's faith, thought, and mentorship in bringing American apartheid to an end.