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Fun Ways to Eat Matzah this Passover

Posted by Kar-Ben Team on 2/21/2020 to Passover

It gets a little boring eating matzah for eight days straight. One of the fun things about Passover is finding those creative ways to eat all the matzah we buy. 


Miriam at the River Blog #4: Miriam's Water

Posted by Jane Yolen on 2/14/2020 to Passover
I have long been fascinated by how folk stories of strong girls and women have gotten hidden over the years of retelling....

Miriam at the River Blog #3: Miriam to Moses

Posted by Jane Yolen on 2/13/2020 to Passover

I am the older sister, of a boy four years younger. My brother Steven. Steve. Stevie. Steve Yolen who lives in Brazil.

So the story of Miriam resonates for me--that oldest sister, a seeress/author, a musician, a leader of her people who both works for and sometimes defies the Lord. 

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Miriam at the River Blog #2: Miriam at the River

Posted by Jane Yolen on 2/12/2020 to Passover
Before I wrote MIRIAM AT THE RIVER, I wrote a bunch of Holocaust poems and Judaica poems. My first two professionally published & paid-for poems were in a magazine called The Chicago Jewish Forum...

Miriam at the River Blog #1: Miriam Weeps

Posted by Jane Yolen on 2/11/2020 to Passover

Quite a few readers notice that the majority of my picture books read like poems. Even if they donít rhyme. They use all the trappings of poetry: lyricism, metaphor, simile, rhythm, internal rhymes, alliteration, etc.

This is not happenstance nor mere chance. I wrote my first poem (rhymed though not particularly well rhymed) in first grade. (I was  kindergarten age but as I had been reading since three years old, my parents and teachers decided I should be skipped ahead.


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