MATZAH & MIRACLES
Another Passover? Another Seder? The Lerner kids, Ariel and Benjamin, think it's the most boring holiday ever... that’s until their "Bubbe" finds a magical, musical way to tell them the story that every Jew around the world tells at their Passover table and has for thousands of years. With their grandmother's enchanting storytelling, the children travel back in time to ancient Egypt and experience first-hand the liberation of the Hebrews from slavery. As they embody Moses and his brave sister, Miriam, Benjamin confronts the Pharaoh to “let my people go” and Ariel leads them through the parting of the Red Sea. The Lerner kids (and listeners and readers alike) will forever remember the story of Passover and the meaning behind its holiday traditions
40-minute full-length Passover Musical on CD by award-winning composer/director, January M. Akselrad, inside an 88-page children's chapter book co-authored by January M. Akselrad and Jennifer Jo Young that includes all song lyrics, 7 stick puppet figures to color and create, and 3 skits to perform at the Seder! A wonderful Afikomen gift and Seder companion for the Passover holiday and great for all children to learn about Passover holiday traditions.
"A valuable interactive resource, which aims to amuse and educate!" ~Jewish Book Council
"Matzah & Miracles" is a creative and multi-faceted resource to involve children in joyfully learning and sharing the Passover story. The storybook, catchy songs, and activities, are a welcome contribution for a school or family Seder. With enough material to use each year, "Matzah & Miracles" has the potential to become a fixture at any Seder. ~ Mason Voit, Director of Education and Jewish Family Life
Educates and entertains while telling an ancient tale in a modern format. As Bubbe says, "It is not enough just to tell the story of Passover...each person must experience it." "Matzah and Miracles" helps us fulfill this "mitzvah" by drawing us into the story and making us feel like we were in Egypt ... the songs in the musical will become part of every child's Passover repertoire. ~ Rabbi Ken Brickman