A fun-filled, fact-filled journey to Israel and its rich cultural heritage. A holiday special where the kids join the Sesame gang for a Chanukah celebration. Take a trip down memory lane to beautiful Modi'in and the land of the Maccabees. Play everyone's favorite game "Dreidel of Fortune" and the grouchy gourmet cooks up delicious jellyfish doughnuts.
December is summer in Antarctica. Diving for sea urchins at the bottom of the frigid sea, marine biologist David Ginsburg wonders, "How can I celebrate Hanukkah when there is no nightfall?" Take a trip to McMurdo Research Station and join in his unusual holiday celebration.
While Rebecca Rubin helps her building's ailing superintendent take care of his homing pigeons, she puzzles over what to do with the Christmas centerpiece her teacher insisted she make but which has no place in her Jewish home.
"...provides a history of Hanukkah’s origins, a discussion of current traditions, and fictional stories (set in Israel, the U.S., Turkey, Uzbekistan, Italy, Australia, Poland, and Tunisia) highlighting the ways in which contemporary families celebrate the Festival of Lights. For each country the author includes a large map, full-color paintings, a nation-specific historical sidebar, and a holiday recipe; an appended section provides briefer information about local customs in additional countries. Some rituals will surprise readers in colder climates—a torch relay in Israel and an outdoor carnival in Australia, for example—but similarities such as singing, lighting candles, and enjoying fried foods also emerge." -- Booklist
Corduroy's having a Hanukkah party for all of his friends. First they light the menorah, then they eat yummy potato pancakes. After they open presents, there's time for a game of dreidel. Introduces little boys and girls to all of the Hanukkah traditions with Corduroy, one of the most beloved children's books characters for over forty years.
Moishe's Miracle author Laura Krauss Melmed and illustrator Elisabeth Schlossberg celebrate Hanukkah in joyful action rhymes, festive poems, and exuberant scenes of family life. From traditional holiday foods to the story of the Maccabees, they capture the warm sights, sounds, and tastes of this wintertime festival.