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Monday, March 27, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017
PASSOVER SEDER FUN WITH YAAKOV KIRSCHEN’S DRY BONES HAGGADAH
BY JERUSALEM POST STAFF
MARCH 18, 2017 21:13
Longtime Jerusalem Post cartoonist Yaakov “Dry Bones” Kirschen’s popular Passover Haggadah is once again on offer through Amazon ahead of the holiday next month. The lavish Haggadah, generously annotated with Dry Bones cartoons, provides a complete, traditional text in Hebrew and English.
“Everyone knows that the Jews have survived as a people, and nobody really knows why. They think we have a secret book, and we do, but its identity is more obvious than most would think. The secret book of the Jews is the Passover Haggadah. We have a guidebook for a ceremony that we do in our homes, every year, in order to teach the next generation,” says Kirschen.
For the page layout of the Dry Bones Haggadah the Dry Bones team decided to use a uniquely Jewish approach. It is modeled on the layout used by the pages of the Talmud; the main text appearing in the middle of the page, being surrounded by commentary. In this Haggadah, the traditional text and translation appear in the middle of each page, surrounded by Dry Bones cartoon commentary.
The Dry Bones Plague of Frogs activity workbook is a companion piece to the Dry Bones Haggadah. Beyond origami, with this activity book your Seder table will spring to life with a “plague” of colorful frogs which you’ve built yourself.
Amazon link for the Haggadah: http://amzn.to/2mwDkL1
Amazon link for Plague of Frogs: http://amzn.to/2n6wYil
Link for Amazon (UK): http://bit.ly/drybonesbooks
Sally Rips contributed to this report.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Yes we now live in a scary new world, of course we, the Jewish nation, have survived centuries of scary worlds. We've always had the help of our survival book; the Passover Haggadah.BTW Amazon.com is now offering our Hard Cover Full Color Dry Bones Passover Haggadah at a Discount. Click on http://amzn.to/2mwDkL1
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Talking "Jewish" means speaking the ethnic English dialect that is rich in formerly Yiddish words.
The cartoon is a page in my "Grandpa's Jewish Cartoon Coloring Book series" (available at http://amazon.com/author/kirschen and at Amazon UK at http://bit.ly/drybonescartoons) Today I relaxed a bit by coloring it in, and thought I'd share it with you.
Whaddya think?BTW Amazon.com is now offering the Hard Cover Full Color Dry Bones Passover Haggadah at a Discount. Click on http://amzn.to/2mwDkL1
Monday, March 20, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
Today's offering is an authentic Jewish Curse, translated from the original Yiddish.
It's in my "Grandpa's Jewish Cartoon Coloring Book" and today I relaxed a bit by coloring it in, and thought I'd share it with you. Whaddya think?BTW Amazon.com is now offering the Hard Cover Full Color Dry Bones Passover Haggadah at a Discount. Click on http://amzn.to/2mwDkL1
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Friday, March 10, 2017
Here in Israel, Purim events in Israel run from March 9 thru March 12. For details click HERE.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
American Jews are on the march!! They seem to demonstrate for everyone except American Jews and against every injustice except threats to American Jewry! The antisemitic threats against JCC's, the desecration of Jewish cemeteries, neither has brought an angry Jewish community to the streets. Is American Jewry a "pushover" or does it just seem that way to me?
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Time to focus on the problem of alcohol abuse in the Jewish State.BTW Sali, the LSW (Long Suffering Wife) built an Amazon Author page showing our Dry Bones books. There's the Dry Bones Passover Haggadah, the Jewish Curses book, Trees, the Green Testament, and more. If you live in Israel or the UK, shipping costs are much lower if you order from Amazon UK where she built an Amazon UK Author Page.
Monday, March 06, 2017
Above is a photo that the LSW (Long Suffering Wife) snapped of me at our kitchen table with some of the twenty-three "build it yourself" frogs we've included in our new Passover Activity Book for you to put together to decorate your Seder Table. Below is a Press Release about "A Plague of Frogs", (the new book). We would really appreciate it if you would pass on the release to your friends, family, and to any media outlets with which you might have contacts :
For Immediate Release
Contact: Sali Ariel
A Plague of Frogs for your Seder Table
New Build-a-Frog Activity Book a Natural Companion to Dry Bones Passover Haggadah
HERZLIA, ISRAEL, 4664901
Dry Bones cartoonist Yaakov Kirschen’s latest book is sure to delight his many fans. It is titled “a Plague of Frogs” and is an activity book of colorful paper models of frogs to cut out and put together. Beyond origami, children and adults can enjoy this creative Passover experience together. The frogs can decorate Passover Seder tables or be used as name place settings. This charming book makes a lovely companion piece to the popular Dry Bones Passover Haggadah.
Each of the twenty models in this book accurately shows the colors and patterns of different species of frogs. Three color-it-yourself models round out the fun and educational experience.
Passover celebrates the freeing of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. The Bible and the Passover Haggadah describe ten great plagues that struck Egypt and finally convinced Pharaoh to “let our people go”.
The second of those ten plagues was a plague of frogs. Most people think that frogs are green, but as Kirschen points out “frogs are found in an amazing number of colors; red, green, blue, purple, yellow, orange, and more. Some have smooth skin, some bumpy, some are one solid color, others have crazy patterns of contrasting colors.”
Explaining the origin of this new Passover treat, Kirschen says “Whenever I think of the plague of frogs I imagine the land of Egypt being overrun with hundreds of different types of frogs. In my mind I picture frogs from all over the world, pouring into Pharaoh’s kingdom in huge colorful, swarming crowds. It was this vision that gave birth to this book and to its selection of frogs from around the world.”
Both the “Dry Bones Passover Haggadah” and the new “Plague of Frogs” activity book are designed to add to the traditional and full Seder experience by making it more entertaining and enjoyable for all.
The Plague of Frogs and the Dry Bones Passover Haggadah are both available from Amazon and can be seen at http://www.Amazon.com/author/kirschen
and for those in the UK or Israel:
About Yaakov Kirschen:
Brooklyn born (in 1938) cartoonist Yaakov Kirschen is a member of both America's National Cartoonists Society and the Israeli Cartoonists Society. He moved to Israel in 1971 and has been writing and drawing his much loved and award-winning Dry Bones cartoons without a break since it first appeared in the Jerusalem Post in January of 1973. His cartoons have been reprinted in the New York Times, Time magazine, the LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and other major mainstream media publications.
His Dry Bones Passover Haggadah has become a classic.
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Friday, March 03, 2017
FLASH! New Dry Bones Book!
It's a Passover build-it-yourself Paper Model Frog Construction Book called "a Plague of Frogs." The LSW (Long Suffering Wife) just uploaded it to our Amazon Author page. If you live in Israel or the UK, shipping costs are much lower if you order from Amazon UK where we also have an Amazon UK Author Page. Below is a photo Sali snapped of me at our kitchen table with some of the twenty-three "build it yourself" frogs we've included in the book for you to put together to decorate your Seder Table.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Everyone makes a big deal about the difficulty of a two-state solution, but as you see, it really is quite simple.BTW Sali, the LSW (Long Suffering Wife) built an Amazon Author page showing our Dry Bones books. There's the Dry Bones Passover Haggadah, the Jewish Curses book, Trees, the Green Testament, and more. If you live in Israel or the UK, shipping costs are much lower if you order from Amazon UK where she built an Amazon UK Author Page.