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Title:
All about Hanukkah
Author:
Groner, Judyth Saypol.
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Publication Information:
Rockville, MD : Kar-Ben Copies, 1988.
Physical Description:
32 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
Discusses the historical background for Hanukkah and examines its blessings, music, games, and modern observance.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780930494810

9780930494827
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Discusses the historical background for Hanukkah and examines its blessings, music, games, and modern observance.


Summary

Discusses the historical background for Hanukkah and examines its blessings, music, games, and modern observance.


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Ages 5-9. Simple but sometimes dramatic sentences recall the origins of the ancient Jewish festival of Hanukkah, which commemorates the staunchly monotheistic Jews' successful opposition to the ruling Syrians' imposition of Greek gods. Contemporary celebrations pivot around the theme of religious freedom, and this readable history prompts consideration of the religious constraints still suffered by Jews living in the Soviet Union, Ethiopia, and Arab lands. Though free to practice their religion, American Jews remain a minority, a fact keenly felt at Christmas time. Readers are urged to contemplate their attitudes about being Jewish in a Christian world before moving on to descriptions of traditional Hanukkah entertainments and edibles. Alternating black-and-white and full-color illustrations enhance the history and drama of a holiday that is soundly outlined for readers of all faiths. EM.