Archive for December, 2009
Hanukkah begins this Friday, December 11 (25 Kislev) at sundown. In our home, we will light the first Hanukkah candle and then light our Shabbat candles before we sit down for our festive Hanukkah dinner featuring potato latkes (with applesauce) as the star attraction.
Book Review | Hanukkah Around the World
by Tami Lehman-Wilzig
It is always fascinating to learn how other Jewish communities around the world celebrate their Jewish holidays. In this companion volume to Passover Around the World, we learn many new and interesting facts about how the customs and traditions of Hanukkah are interpreted and celebrated.
Book Review | Hanukkah Moon
by Deborah daCosta
Illustrated by Mosz, Gosia © 2007 Kar-Ben Publishing What a delightful, beautiful, charming and multicultural Hanukkah story. Aunt Luisa is from Mexico and is celebrating Hanukkah and has invited her niece, Isobel, to celebrate with her at her home. Apparently, in Mexico they celebrate the Hanukkah Moon, which is the Rosh Hodesh moon during Hanukkah. [...]
Book Review | Menorah Under the Sea
by Esther Susan Heller
© 2009 Kar-Ben Publishing Jewish educators, teachers, librarians…this book proves that arts and crafts lessons are well worth your time and energy! Here is a wondrous book about a marine ecologist, doing research in Antarctica. Because it is summer time there, the sun never sets. Nevertheless, it is the first night of Hanukkah, he is [...]
Book Review | Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins
by Eric Kimmel
Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman ©1985 Holiday House If I was stuck on a desert island during Hanukkah and could only bring one children’s Hanukkah book with me, I would bring this book. Classic, timeless and always enjoyable, great for reading out loud or reading alone, Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins is hands down my [...]