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What does the word "bubeleh? mean?
Darling one or little one.
What does "kattileh" (pronounced cot-ill-uh) mean?
Small cat or kitten.
Who is the author of the book Mrs. Katz and Tush?
Patricia Polacco.
What did Mrs. Katz name the kitten and why?
She named her Tush because she had no tail and all you can see is her tush.
What is "kugel?"
A pudding made of noodles, potatoes or matzah.
What is Passover?
Passover is the 8 day observance commemorating the freedom and exodus of the Israelites (Jewish slaves) from Egypt during the reign of the Pharaoh Ramses II. For more information, see
What did Larnel give Mrs. Katz?
A kitten.
Mrs. Katz says she stayed in a "borscht" resort. What does "borscht" mean?
Borshct is a soup made from beets. In this story, it is a hotel which caters to Jewish vacationers and serves kosher foods.
What does "exodus" mean?
A journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment. The second book of the Old Testament: tells of the departure of the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt led by Moses; God gave them the Ten Commandments and the rest of Mosaic law on Mount Sinai during the Exodus
Who is Patricia Polacco?
Patricia Polacco is the author of Mrs. Katz and Tush and many other wonderful stories.
What is the capital of Poland?
What is Yiddish?
Yiddish is a language spoken mostly by Jews of eastern and central Europe and their descendents. It is approximately 10% Hebrew, 20% Slavic and 70% older German.
Who are the two main characters in the story Mrs. Katz and Tush?
Mrs. Katz and Larnel.
What is yeast?
Yeast is a tiny one-celled plant that grows in things containing sugar.
Mrs. Katz immigrated from what country?
What is the "seder?"
Taking place the first 2 nights of Passover, the Seder is the most important event in the Passover celebration. Usually gathering the whole family and friends together, the Seder is steeped in long held traditions and customs.
What is "immigration?"
Immigration is moving and settling to a country that is not the country of your birth.
What does "Shalom" mean?
It literally means "peace" but is also used to say "hello" and "goodbye."
What is a "kaddish" (pronounced "cod-ish)?
A prayer for the dead.
What is a "bubee?"
A grandmother.