The Village Feasts
Passover Stories of Food and Laughter
by Izzy Abrahmson
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Pub Date 01 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 04 Apr 2022
Light Publications, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles
Ten tasty Passover tales adults and children of all ages will enjoy again and again. Delightful and amusing. Who’s knocking at the door? What is cabbage matzah? Where was Rabbi Kibbitz? Why are they always arguing? When will we eat? And how will Mrs. Chaipul save The Village?
A Note From the Publisher
"The Village is snuggled in an indeterminate past that never was but certainly should have been, a past filled with love, humor, adventures and more than occasional misadventures. And when you go, be sure to bring the kids."
– The Times of Israel
Delicious Passovers in The Village
Family tales all ages will enjoy again and again ...delightful and amusing... Now with 20% more stories.
• Who’s knocking at the door?
• What is cabbage matzah?
• Where was Rabbi Kibbitz?
• Why are they always arguing?
• When will we eat?
• How will Mrs. Chaipul save The Village?
Praise for Izzy Abrahmson’s Village Life
“The Village is snuggled in an indeterminate past that never was but certainly should have been, a past filled with love, humor, adventures and more than occasional misadventures. And when you go, be sure to bring the kids.”
– The Times of Israel
“... all cultural backgrounds will be entertained by these tales.”
–School Library Journal
Average rating from 8 members
"At one Seer, Mrs. Chaipaul's grandfather Moishe had argued for six hours that if the pyramids in Egypt had only been built from his wife's matzah balls, then they would still be standing. Never mind that his son-in-law, Sam Klammerdinger, tried to convince Moishe that the pyramids really were still standing."
A gorgeous lighthearted selection of Jewish fables, filled to the brim with cultural references to food, religion and sentiments carried throughout the ages. The quick selection of short stories is absolutely delightful to read and I was giggling the whole way through.
A 5/5 read without a doubt, suitable for all ages looking for a cultural fix.
Thank you to NetGalley for the Arc!
This is a very funny book, with tales of Passover with the villagers of Chelm. I read the book in one sitting and was laughing repeatedly throughout the stories. The short stories are witty, whimsical, and absolutely tie in with the mythical village of Chelm. Do you need to be Jewish to love these stories? No, you don't. But it helps. The stories cover everything from matzah balls which are like canon balls, to how the niggun, wordless tune, was originated, to the Maxwell House Haggadah, to a wonderful tail about Mark Twain. Plus more, of course. I was not familiar with the author, but I am a big fan now. I plan to buy the book for our grandkids. It is one of the best collection of funny stories I've seen for a long time. Just fabulous. How fabulous? Don't ask. Just buy. And read.