The story of hanukkah by david a adler and illustrated by jill weber is a informative picture book on the history of hanukkah religion is always a touchy subject when it comes to the public education system, but i think this book is a good education tool.
The light of the chanukah candles is holy, like the light of the menorah in the beit hamikdash we are careful not to use it for any purpose — our mitzvah is just to look at the candles and listen to the story that they tell filling the world with light the miracle of chanukah occurred in a dark time when there were wicked decrees against the jews. Kirkus review the origin of the festival of lights, retold in clear, well-cadenced, biblically formal language rather than reconstructing historical events in specific detail, ehrlich focuses on the holiday's importance and meaning for jews. There are non-jewish histories that speak about the story of chanukah, although they come from well after the events and are based on stories they heard the sources that are closest to the times are the books of maccabees.
The story of judith is, funnily enough, one reason many jewish communities serve cheese or dairy dishes during hanukkah (yes that’s right before the potato made its dramatic entry into jewish food, latkes were made of cheese) in italy, for example, ricotta latkes are still a thing. Unlike many jewish holidays, hanukkah (also known as the festival of lights) is not mentioned in the bible the historical events upon which the celebration is based are recorded in maccabees i and ii, two books contained within a later collection of writings known as the apocrypha.
Unlike us, though, our jewish ancestors worshiped at the ancient temple in the city of jerusalem this temple was the holiest of holy places, the center of jewish life but king antiochus did not want to rule over a nation of many religions and many cultures he wanted to rule one nation with one religion and one culture. The origin of the festival of lights, retold in clear, well-cadenced, biblically formal language rather than reconstructing historical events in specific detail, ehrlich focuses on the holiday's importance and meaning for jews.
He’s jewish” (this is good news, baum explains, because a dead christian child would have started a pogrom) between the jokes, which are divided into 23 brief sections, baum sprinkles light analysis and commentary.
Like many people i know the story of hanukkah, but this the first time i have read a children’s book about it moreover, children or adults will learn from the booki felt informed even though it was a children's book yet, like followers of any religion i have questions about hanukkah and think children would have some questions as well.
Hanukkah is the jewish holiday most visible to non-jews usually occurring near christmas, it gets quite a lot of attention simply because of a coincidence of the calendar one positive result of hanukkah's increasing commercialism is a feast of new books fiction and nonfiction for all ages. The eight-day jewish celebration known as hanukkah or chanukah commemorates the rededication during the second century bc of the second temple in jerusalem, where according to legend jews had risen up against their greek-syrian oppressors in the maccabean revolt. Hanukkah is one of the few jewish holidays not mentioned in the bible the story of how hanukkah came to be is contained in the books of 1 and 2 maccabees, which are not part of the jewish canon of the hebrew bible.