The Day The Rabbi Disappeared

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Noted folklorist Howard Schwartz retells 12 Jewish tales from around the world. Each tale combines elements of magic with a link to a Jewish holiday, giving new perspectives on Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, Purim, and Passover—plus Shabbat, the weekly Sabbath. These memorable stories of holiday miracles and miraculous escapes have been passed down orally for thousands of years. Now the best of them—from “A Flock of Angels” to “The Enchanted Menorah” and “The Magic Winecup”—have been collected, and enriched...
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Overview

Noted folklorist Howard Schwartz retells 12 Jewish tales from around the world. Each tale combines elements of magic with a link to a Jewish holiday, giving new perspectives on Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, Purim, and Passover—plus Shabbat, the weekly Sabbath. These memorable stories of holiday miracles and miraculous escapes have been passed down orally for thousands of years. Now the best of them—from “A Flock of Angels” to “The Enchanted Menorah” and “The Magic Winecup”—have been collected, and enriched by Monique Passicot’s luminous illustrations.

Retellings of twelve traditional tales from Jewish folklore featuring elements of magic and relating to holidays, including Rosh Hodesh, Sukkot, Tu bi-Shevat, and Shabbat.

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Editorial Reviews

Jewish Journal

"A remarkable and sophisticated collection of stories."—Jewish Journal
Publishers Weekly
Howard Schwartz's The Day the Rabbi Disappeared: Jewish Holiday Tales of Magic, illus. by Monique Passicot, is now available in a trade paperback from the Jewish Publication Society. PW's starred review praised the collection of a dozen tales, each devoted to a different holiday and infused with a potent dose of mysticism, for its expert storytelling as well as its historical breadth. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827607576
  • Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
  • Publication date: 5/15/2000
  • Series: JPS Young Adult Story Collections
  • Pages: 82
  • Product dimensions: 0.17 (w) x 6.69 (h) x 9.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Howard Schwartz is a distinguished and popular storyteller and scholar of Jewish folklore. He has written more than 20 books for both adults and children (including the JPS children's title, A Coat for the Moon). He teaches English and folklore at Washington University in St. Louis.
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