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Podwal, Mark H. 1945-

Works: 87 works in 185 publications in 5 languages and 7,847 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Folklore  Fiction  Biography  Legends  Poetry  History  Documentary films  Illustrated works  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Producer, Illustrator, Artist, Other
Classifications: PZ8.1.P9348, 398.2089924
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mark H Podwal
Jewish days : a book of Jewish life and culture around the year by Francine Klagsbrun( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jewish life is lived in cycles of sacred time: weeks from Sabbath to Sabbath, months in the turning of the new moon, and the entire year in a cycle of seasons and festivals. But through the many centuries of their existence, Jews have also marked other dates on their calendars to celebrate the lives of prophets, leaders, and scholars and to commemorate the joys and traumas of their long history. With illuminating essays, Francine Klagsbrun takes the reader through every month of the Hebrew calendar, discussing and analyzing its special days. Subjects range from the crossing of the Red Sea to the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492 to the symbols and customs of the High Holy Days. Always, the book raises probing questions: What is the significance of the number seven in Jewish thought? Is messianism dangerous for the Jewish people? What was the role of women in the Passover story? Why did rabbis condemn the first Greek translation of the Torah? Included throughout are intriguing explanations for the signs of the zodiac and legends and interpretations that reflect the kabbalists' mystical view of the world. Mark Podwal's stunning paintings and witty drawings bring the year's varying moods even more vividly to life. Uniquely imaginative, Jewish Days will fascinate people who are first learning about Jewish culture and thought and will challenge those who are more knowledgeable. This is a book to be entered in any season and reentered time and again."--Jacket
The menorah story by Mark H Podwal( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the story of the Hanukkah menorah which commemorates the miraculous victory of the Maccabees over King Antiochus and his army
[Hagadah shel Pesaḥ] = A Passover haggadah by Elie Wiesel( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With this Passover Haggadah, Elie Wiesel and his friend Mark Podwal invite you to join them for the Passover Seder - the most festive event of the Jewish calendar. Read each year at the Seder table, the Haggadah recounts the miraculous tale of the liberation of the Children of Israel from slavery in Egypt, with a celebration of prayer, ritual, and song. Wiesel and Podwal guide you through the Haggadah and share their understanding and faith in a special illustrated edition that will be treasured for years to come." "Accompanying the traditional Haggadah text (which appears here in an accessible new translation) are Elie Wiesel's poetic interpretations, reminiscences, and instructive retelling of ancient legends. The Nobel laureate interweaves past and present as the symbolism of the Seder is explored. Wiesel's commentaries may be read aloud in their entirety or selected passages may be read each year to illuminate the timeless message of this beloved book of redemption."--Jacket
Jerusalem sky : stars, crosses, and crescents by Mark H Podwal( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a look at the significance of one of the world's most holy cities through an examination of the religious events that have taken place within the city for Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike
Fallen angels by Harold Bloom( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That angels express this is not surprising. "Otherness is the essence of the angels," he writes; "but then it is our essence also." Bloom's text is adorned with original watercolors, line drawings, and illuminated letters by distinguished artist Mark Podwal."--Jacket
King Solomon and his magic ring by Elie Wiesel( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in French and English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts some of the stories of the wisdom and folly in the life of the legendary King Solomon
Moses and the angels by Ileene Smith Sobel( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the events in the life of Moses and the presence of angels as a sign of God's special relationship to this prophet
You never know : a legend of the Lamed-Vavniks by Francine Prose( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though mocked by the rest of the villagers, poor Schmuel the shoemaker turns out to be a very special person
The angel's mistake : stories of Chelm by Francine Prose( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how a botched mission by two angels created the town of fools known as Chelm
A sweet year : a taste of the Jewish holidays by Mark H Podwal( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictures and easy-to-read text introduce Jewish holidays, focusing on the foods associated with each
Dybbuk : a story made in heaven by Francine Prose( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because forty days before a baby is born the angels in heaven decide whom it will marry, nothing prevents the wedding of Leah and Chonon from taking place
Golem : a giant made of mud by Mark H Podwal( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the many versions of the golem legend in Jewish folklore
The demons' mistake : a story from Chelm by Francine Prose( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demons from the town of Chelm hide in a crate being shipped to New York because they hope to practice their mischief where streets are paved with gold and there are parties every day
The book of tens by Mark H Podwal( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In exploring some of the significant appearances of the number ten in Jewish tradition, Podwal uses most of the page for his gouache and ink paintings and a brief descriptive sentence. the outer column of the page supplies an in-depth yet straightforward explanation. younger children will enjoy the drawings and descriptions, while the more mature reader will get an interesting and cogent account of the 21 ten-related facts podwal presents
Built by angels : the story of the old-new synagogue by Mark H Podwal( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the world's oldest active synagogue, which was completed in 1270. Throughout the years, this sacred place of prayer and celebration has endured plagues, wars, and the Nazi regime
House of life : the Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the Old Jewish Cemetary in Prague, rich in lore, mysticism, tradition, and philosophy, is chronicled by Claire Bloom. Tales of great rabbis and philanthropists, World War II German occupation, the communist era, and more are revealed
A Passover Seder( Visual )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the highlights of a Seder and incorporates some of Wiesel's special memories and poetic interpretations
A Jewish bestiary : a book of fabulous creatures drawn from Hebraic legend and lore by Mark H Podwal( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let my people go; a Haggadah by Jews( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Hebrew and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of Hebrew letters by Mark H Podwal( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The menorah story
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Podwal, Mark 1945-

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Podwal, Mark H. 1945-

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English (88)

French (14)

Hebrew (6)

Czech (4)

Italian (2)

The menorah story[Hagadah shel Pesaḥ] = A Passover haggadahJerusalem sky : stars, crosses, and crescentsFallen angelsKing Solomon and his magic ringMoses and the angelsYou never know : a legend of the Lamed-VavniksThe angel's mistake : stories of Chelm