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Charlesbridge Publishing


Watertown, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Children's and Young Adult Literature | Fiction | Library and Information Science | Modern Literature


Children's literature, reviews, Jewish culture, Passover


It's the night of the Seder, the first night of the Passover season. In a warm, bright room, a boy waits with his family for the celebration to start. Meanwhile, in the cold, dark night, a small, white kitten wanders alone. As the boy and his family sit down to eat, they go through the rituals of this wonderful day. The boy fills Elijah’s cup, washes his hands, dips the parsley, breaks the matzo, and hears the story of the Israelites leaving Egypt. Then the whole family partakes in the Passover feast. After the feast is over, the family opens the door to welcome in the prophet Elijah. When the door is opened, there, sitting on the front steps is the white kitten! This sweet story exposes children to the importance of the Passover festival to Jewish culture, teaching them about a different holiday and introducing them to an important culture that may be different from their own. Recommended Katie Korwan, Centennial Library Intern, Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio.



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Review of <em>Welcoming Elijah: A Passover Tale With a Tail</em> by Lesléa Newman

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