****Wonders and Miracles
A Passover Companion
Illustrated with Art Spanning Three Thousand
written and compiled by Eric A. Kimmel
Reviewed March 21,
Scholastic Press, New York, 2004. 136 pages.
Here’s a beautiful book, made to be a family keepsake, complete
with a gold ribbon to mark your place.
Wonders and Miracles
explains and elaborates on every
part of the Passover celebration. It includes art from all over
the world and going back to medieval times and earlier. It includes
stories from the Scriptures or simply invented. It gives recipes
and traditions and explains in great detail how the Passover is celebrated.
Since Christianity came out of Jewish traditions, and Christians
also believe that God led his people out of Egypt, I was very interested
in learning about the symbols and traditions of Passover. It seems
a wonderful way to celebrate a holiday of remembrance—with your family
around the table at home, and with the children playing important parts.
This would be a magnificent book for a family celebrating Passover, and
it’s a fascinating book for someone wanting to learn about Passover and
its rich traditions.
Copyright © 2004 Sondra Eklund.
All rights reserved.
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