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The Day The Rabbi Disappeared

The Day The Rabbi Disappeared

by Howard Schwartz, Monique Passicot
     
 
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

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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780827607576
Publisher:
Jewish Publication Society
Publication date:
05/15/2000
Series:
JPS Young Adult Story Collections
Pages:
82
Product dimensions:
0.17(w) x 6.69(h) x 9.61(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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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