Hanukkah or Chanukkah?
It doesn’t matter how you spell it.
Here are a dozen humorous and heartwarming tales.
A Hanukkah Present was the finalist for the National Jewish Book Award for Family Literature
• The Lethal Latkes •
• How Joseph Won His Bride With the Spin of a Dreidel •
• The Challah that Ate Chelm •
• The Origin of Hanukkah Presents •
and many more.
Set in Chelm, the village of fools, these are stories written for young and old alike to read and share. They have been published world-wide in magazines and newspapers, including: The Forward, Washington Jewish Week, The Shofar, and Cricket Magazine and dozens more…
Praise for Mark Binder’s Hanukkah Stories
“Lethal Latkes… is not a murder mystery. It concerns some awful-tasting latkes (potato pancakes) and what you might call another Hanukkah miracle: love.”
—New York Times
“Listeners of all cultural backgrounds will be entertained by these tales.… regardless of religious affiliation.”
—School Library Journal
“…surprising snippets of wisdom…”
—Jewish Daily Forward
“Parents and grandparents will enjoy reading selections aloud and retelling the stories… ”
Mark Binder is the award-winning author of Stories for Peace, The Brothers Schlemiel, The Bed Time Story Book, Matzah Mishugas and It Ate My Sister. He is also an award-winning spoken-word recording artist, with titles ranging from Classic Stories for Boys and Girls to It was a dark and stormy night… and A Holiday Present! He lives in Providence, RI, where he teaches a college-level course in Telling Lies.
Mark has had the privilege of sharing his stories with everyone from Reform to Conservative to Orthodox to Reconstructionist to Chabad, to independent to the unaffiliated. He also tells these (and other) stories to secular audiences.