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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
HOLIDAYS, CUSTOMS
Figure 1
either the stories or descriptions of practices. Pesah and Hanuk-
kah receive the lion’s share of attention. Both vocabulary and dia­
logue are simplistic and uninspired.
Again the children chopped. First Mimmy, then Joel.
Soon the Haroset was ready.
“Please let us taste it,” the children begged. Mommy gave
each of them a taste. Mmm. It was delicious!
“Now, Mimmy, p lease p u t th e H a ro s e t in to the
refrigerator,” said Mommy. “There’s lots of work still to be
done.” (Chanover, 1956, unp.)
A similar scene from a 1981 title, designed for the general Ameri­
can audience.
“Margolinka, will you chop the onions for me, please?
When I chop onions I cry and cry and cry!”
Margola knew that her big sister did not like to cry, not
even when she chopped onions. She winked at Grand-