Hanukkah Lights, Hanukkah Nights ( Mexico )

Hanukkah Lights, Hanukkah Nights ( Mexico )

by Leslie Kimmelman, John Himmelman
     
 

From the first shammash candle and the four-sided dreidels to the final night of the holiday songs, the eight days of Hanukkah are always a joyous occasion. Every year Jewish people celebrate the miracle that happened long ago - when one day's oil lasted for eight days and nights. Here is an introduction to the holiday symbols and traditions that make Hanukkah the…  See more details below

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From the first shammash candle and the four-sided dreidels to the final night of the holiday songs, the eight days of Hanukkah are always a joyous occasion. Every year Jewish people celebrate the miracle that happened long ago - when one day's oil lasted for eight days and nights. Here is an introduction to the holiday symbols and traditions that make Hanukkah the most special festival of lights.

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Ellen Mandel
Simple text and jovial watercolors convey the warmth and fun of a family's Hanukkah celebration. Each turn of the page brings a new night of the eight-night holiday and highlights a different traditional custom. Aunts chant holiday blessings on night three, uncles flip latkes on night four, even the humorous kittens who cavort among all the pages take a turn--they are featured on night seven, playing with chocolate gelt (money). In the lower right-hand corner of each double-page spread, a small Hanukkiyah, or menorah, displays the appropriate number of candles for each night, adding a candle-counting exercise to this playful presentation of holiday customs and activities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060203689
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/1992
Series:
Trophy Nonfiction Bk.
Pages:
32
Age Range:
4 Years

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