Elijah's Tears: Stories for the Jewish Holidays

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These five original stories, each linked to an important Jewish holiday, feature the prophet Elijah -- the beloved Jewish folk character who is known for magically appearing to those in great need. Often in disguise, Elijah helps the generous, wise, and just, and challenges those who have lost their faith. In "Leaves," Elijah visits the home of a poor couple who have just sold their prized Shabbat candlesticks for food. After the couple feed and clothe Elijah, they are rewarded when, as the prophet walks away, ...
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Overview

These five original stories, each linked to an important Jewish holiday, feature the prophet Elijah -- the beloved Jewish folk character who is known for magically appearing to those in great need. Often in disguise, Elijah helps the generous, wise, and just, and challenges those who have lost their faith. In "Leaves," Elijah visits the home of a poor couple who have just sold their prized Shabbat candlesticks for food. After the couple feed and clothe Elijah, they are rewarded when, as the prophet walks away, the leaves under his feet turn to gold. In "Joseph the Potter," Joseph prays for God's inspiration so he can once again shape beautiful pottery. Elijah bestows upon Joseph a miraculous, powerful gift. Richly illustrated and beautifully written, this collection provides a wonderful introduction to the prophet Elijah -- the great messenger of God for the Jewish people.

The prophet Elijah appears in five stories about special Jewish days, including Hanukkah, Yom Kippur, Succot, Pesach, and shabbat.

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Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
Simple black-and-white sketches by Rossitza Skortcheva fully complement this engaging collection which is especially recommended for young people, yet is suitable and entertaining reading for all ages.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Subtitled "Stories for the Jewish Holidays," readers are introduced to the prophet Elijah who often appears to help those in need. Elijah is always the invited guest on the Seder Night of Pesach or Passover and he serves as God's messenger to his people. These five stories tell of generosity, which is duly rewarded, and the importance of keeping the faith and celebrating God with joy and love in one's heart. It is a great introduction and a wonderful gift book for boys and girls.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-The prophet Elijah is the unifying persona of these five original stories set during four Jewish holidays: Passover, Succot, Hanukkah, and Yom Kippur. Although he is traditionally associated with Passover, Elijah is commanded by God to search for piety and good deeds all through the year. In each selection, he enables those with spiritual needs to find divine inspiration and rewards in their daily lives. The occasional pen-and-ink drawings are sketchy at best. Howard Schwartz and Barbara Rush's The Wonder Child & Other Jewish Fairy Tales (1996) or The Diamond Tree (1991, both HarperCollins) are more effective for reading aloud and sharing the spirit of Jewish life. Barbara Diamond Goldin's The Magician's Visit (Viking, 1993) and Uri Shulevitz's The Magician (Macmillan, 1973; o.p.) are more beautifully realized stories about the prophet.-Susan Pine, New York Public Library
Kirkus Reviews
Five stories of Elijah the Prophet, linked to the major Jewish holidays, limning many aspects of Jewish life, and told in the polished manner of lessons often repeated.

In a preface, Pearl sets Elijah's place in the Bible and in folklore, pointing out her additions and inventions, e.g., giving the prophet a family. In one story, "The Tallis," a widowed father introduces his religion to his son at the late age of five, giving him a precious prayer shawl, and launching him on a lifetime of kindness toward others. Typically, the stories emphasize charity, point out the wonders of God in nature, and glorify the mitzvah, or good deed, with which Elijah is associated. Penney provides idiosyncratic black-and-white pictures that capture the mood of each piece. Compelling, sometimes ethereal, the tales occasionally address readers directly, forging a link between the magical settings and real ones.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805046274
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Series: A Redfeather Book
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 6.37 (w) x 7.81 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Elijah's Tears (Passover) 3
Leaves (Succot) 11
Eliora's Gifts (Hanukkah) 21
The Tallis (Yom Kippur) 33
Joseph the Potter (Passover) 45
Glossary 56
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