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Festival of Lights: The Story of Hanukkah

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The unforgettable story of the first Hanukkah.

Long ago in Jerusalem, the greedy king Antiochus IV ordered his soldiers to steal treasures from the Holy Temple. When the Jews tried to defend their temple, the furious king punished them harshly, and the Jews were forced to observe their faith in secret. But a brave man named Judah led his people, the Maccabees, against the king's armies. Victorious, the Jews restored the Holy Temple. They ...

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Overview

The unforgettable story of the first Hanukkah.

Long ago in Jerusalem, the greedy king Antiochus IV ordered his soldiers to steal treasures from the Holy Temple. When the Jews tried to defend their temple, the furious king punished them harshly, and the Jews were forced to observe their faith in secret. But a brave man named Judah led his people, the Maccabees, against the king's armies. Victorious, the Jews restored the Holy Temple. They dedicated it once again to God in a joyous celebration -- the very first Hanukkah.

Here is a moving retelling of a timeless story. Young readers will also find the legend of the menorah, instructions for making a dreidle, and the music for a traditional holiday song.

Describes the origin and significance of the Festival of Lights. Includes a holiday game, song, and instructions for the traditional candle-lighting ceremony.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The story of the first Hanukkah is augmented by instructions for making dreidels, lighting the menorah, etc. PW noted Silverman's ability to "encapsulate in simple language such complex events." Ages 5-8. (Oct.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689830839
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Series: Festival of Lights Series
  • Edition description: 1 ALADDIN
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.04 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 0.13 (d)

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