April 18, 2016
Passover: Festival of Freedom
by Monique Polak
Orca Book Publishers is launching a new series of books about cultural traditions. Called Orca Origins, it aims to introduce children to cultural beliefs and practices from around the world. The first book in the series is about the Jewish festival of Passover.
Author Monique Polak describes what Passover means to her and how she and others celebrate it. She discusses the significance of the seder meal and the ways that Jewish families fulfill the obligation to do good. Personal stories lend weight to the holiday and help show its importance to those who celebrate it. With recipes and photos, this is an excellent way to showcase the diversity of our world.