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The prophet Elijah appears in five stories about special Jewish days, including Hanukkah, Yom Kippur, Succot, Pesach, and shabbat.
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.
|Elijah's Tears (Passover)||3|
|Eliora's Gifts (Hanukkah)||21|
|The Tallis (Yom Kippur)||33|
|Joseph the Potter (Passover)||45|