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Paperback Uncle Eli's Passover Haggadah Book

ISBN: 1886411263

ISBN13: 9781886411265

Uncle Eli's Passover Haggadah

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Book Overview

Every year Jewish families commemorate the ancient exodus from Egypt with a ritual Passover meal, or seder. It's an important religious event, but for children it can be, well, kind of a snooze. This one-of-a-kind haggadah will change that. Filled with zany characters, wacky rhymes, and humorous color illustrations, Eliezer Segal's lighthearted and very entertaining look at Passover traditions shows just how much fun a seder can be.

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Enchanting, memorable, heart inspiring, lively.

A story of Passover, young readers meet a cast of hilarious sages and unforgettable creatures as part of the events, personalities, and rituals of the Seder -- all told rhyming verse and whimsical color illustrations. Uncle Eli's Passover Haggadah is a unique, fun, beautifully presented, highly recommended transformation of the traditional Seder experience into an enchanting, memorable, heart inspiring, imagination stimulating format that is as lively as it is engaging.

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What can I say? Thank you Uncle Eli for making a wonderful contribution to my child. And Bonnie, your work is wonderful. So, when will we see the next book?

Uncle Eli's is a perfect gift!

What a warm and wonderful book! The illustrations are pure magic. The verse has a springy cadence that's fun to read aloud. I was tempted to call the publisher to ask what a "Gloogasaurus Zax" is (it was not in "Uncle Eli's Glossary") but I assume that will be in the next edition. I've heard that Uncle Eli has a Web site where one can listen to music too and read verse, but I don't know the URL.

"Our Favorite Uncle"

About a week before our seder on the fourth night of Pesach, I already knew who our guests would be--family and friends with about 25 adults and 15 kids. Ages 2 yrs to 72! We spent a few nights with Uncle Eli: with some careful work we modified the story so that we turned it into a play with ourselves as the cast and the audience. We changed pronouns where necessary and assigned "roles," sometimes having people read alone or together or as an entire group. We added some amusing songs. Our guests are very secular, hardly observant Jewish people. During our half hour service, there was laughter, amusement, spontaneous glee, nonsense and general merriment. And yet we covered many of the main elements of the Passover story--without a single complaint or yawn! We began as a collection of invited guests, grew into a congregation of players in a musical-comedy and transformed ourselves into an intentional spiritual community celebrating Passover in a novel, fresh, totally enjoyable new way. Uncle Eli's special Haggadah with our modifications has done more than any other single experience in recent years to bring our entire little group of friends and family closer to feeling good about being observant Jews. What might have been just another obligatory yawner of a seder for a bunch of disaffected Jews was instead a remarkable evening of Judaism touching our hearts and minds through laughter and merriment. The kids got! The old folks got it! The Boomers got it! We all got it, Uncle Eli--and we love what you've contributed to Jewish life! B'shalom from Your friends in Irvine, CA

Can't wait to give my seder a boost

Just got my copy. I've got 7 kids, aged 3 to 18. They *all* love it. The Slave To Do List cracks me up. Can't wait to use it at this year's Seder!!!!
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