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Hanukkah - A Short History

Hanukkah - A Short History

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by Cyrus Adler
     
 
A short illustrated history of Hanukkah, The Feast of Dedication, also called "Feast of the Maccabees," celebrated during eight days from the twenty-fifth day of Kislew (December), chiefly as a festival of lights.

Overview

A short illustrated history of Hanukkah, The Feast of Dedication, also called "Feast of the Maccabees," celebrated during eight days from the twenty-fifth day of Kislew (December), chiefly as a festival of lights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015547665
Publisher:
Grizzlyfinecut
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,063,090
File size:
221 KB

Meet the Author

Adler was born in Van Buren, Arkansas, a graduate of University of Pennsylvania in 1883 and gained a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1887, where he taught Semitic languages from 1884 to 1893. He was employed by the Smithsonian Institution for a number of years, with a focus on archaeology and Semitics, serving as the Librarian from 1892-1905. He was a founder of the Jewish Welfare Board, and an editor of the Jewish Encyclopedia, and part of the committee that translated the Jewish Publication Society version of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917. At the end of World War I, he participated in the Paris Peace Conference in 1919.

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