Hanukkah

Hanukkah at Valley Forge

By Stephen Krensky

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During the Revolutionary War, a Jewish soldier from Poland lights the menorah on the first night of Hanukkah and tells General George Washington the story of the Maccabees and the miracle that Hanukkah celebrates. Based on actual events.

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The Menorah Story

By Mark Podwal

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Discusses the story of the Hanukkah menorah which commemorates the miraculous victory of the Maccabees over King Antiochus and his army.

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The Children's Jewish Holiday Kitchen

By Joan Nathan

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Find fun recipes for Jewish holidays. Make potato pancakes, gingerbread dreidels, matzah balls and more!

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Runaway Dreidel!

By Lesléa Newman

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In this rhyming tale in the style of "The Night before Christmas," a family's preparations for Chanukah are disrupted by a wildly spinning dreidel.

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Papa's Latkes

By Jane Breskin Zalben

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Papa and the little bears make latkes for Chanukah. Includes the song "O Chanukah" and a recipe for latkes.

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Our Eight Nights of Hanukkah

By Michael Rosen

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A child describes how one family celebrates Hanukkah, including polishing the silver menorah, lighting the candles, having a special family dinner, and sharing gifts.

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On Hanukkah

By Cathy Goldberg Fishman

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A young narrator shares the meaning behind the lighting of the menorah for each day of Hanukkah, as her family celebrates the traditions of the Jewish holiday.

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Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

By Eric A. Kimmel, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman

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Relates how Hershel outwits the goblins that haunt the old synagogue and prevent the village people from celebrating Hanukkah.

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Elijah's Angel: A Story for Chanukah and Christmas

By Michael Rosen

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At Christmas-Hanukkah time, a Christian woodcarver gives a carved angel to a young Jewish friend, who struggles with accepting the Christmas gift until he realizes that friendship means the same thing in any religion.

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Celebrating Hanukkah

By Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith

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Presents the history, traditions, and significance of Hanukkah as it is celebrated by a Jewish family in San Francisco.

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