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While the Candles Burn
Eight Stories for Hanukkah
Illustrated by Elaine Greenstein
ISBN: 0670858757, Hardcover, Viking, 1996
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ISBN: 0140373411, Paperback, Puffin Books, 1995
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Reading Level: All Ages

 
Dedication, faith, religious freedom - these are just some of the concepts at the heart of the celebration of Hanukkah. Noted storyteller Barbara Diamond Goldin offers eight stories, original and traditional, that range over many countries and centuries to reflect the significance of the most widely observed Jewish holiday.

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In her vivid, eloquent, and occasionally lighthearted voice, she portrays timeless themes such as commitment, courage, lights, and miracles, plus issues such as contemporary as today's headlines: the role of women in Judaism, and peace between Arabs and Israelis.
 
With one story for each night of the holiday and Elaine Greenstein's evocative illustrations throughout, this collection will be a lasting favorite.
 
Barbara Diamond Goldin says, " Working on this book gave me a welcome chance to look at Hanukkah in a new way, to go beyond the dreidel games and gift-giving, and to concentrate on the holiday's themes and meaning for us today."
 
Content:
Introduction
Day by Day: Faith
An Extra Twelve: Miracles
Life Is Like A Dreidel: Traditions
The River Of Torah: Religious Commitment
Shalom/Salam: Peace
The Women's Reward: Honoring Women
A Different Story: Charity
Remembering Rivka: Rededication
Sources of the Stories
 
This book is out of print in paperback and hardcover. Available in libraries and from stores and websites that sell out of print books, such as www.bibliofind.com.

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