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The Big Festival of Lights: Stories and Plays for Hanukkah (Mint Editions (Jewish Writers: Stories, History and Traditions)) Hardcover – October 25, 2022 by Mint Editions (Author, Contributor)

The Big Festival of Lights: Stories and Plays for Hanukkah is a collection of short fiction and plays by nine prominent Jewish figures of the early twentieth-century meant to capture and celebrate the spirit of the holiday. In, “By the Light of Hanukkah: A Play in Three Acts,” by Solomon Fineberg, a young man named David awaits to hear about his admittance to the American Rabbinical College while his blind sister Esther quietly wishes to regain her sight. Elma Levinger’s “The Unlighted Menorah: A Hanukkah Fantasy,” tells the story of Abraham Mendelssohn, an old man at the end of his life grappling with his decision to assimilate his son into American culture; and “Hanukkah Evening” is a charming story of a family waiting for their father to return home to light the first candle on the Menorah. With these and eight additional stories, The Big Festival of Lights: Stories and Plays for Hanukkah is a collection that features tales of families, tradition and culture pride for readers young and old. Professionally typeset with a beautifully designed cover, this edition of The Big Festival of Lights: Stories and Plays for Hanukkah is a celebration of Jewish culture reimagined for a modern audience.

From the Back Cover
Commemorating the ancient rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, and the reaffirmation of the ideals of Judaism, Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday featuring eight days of celebration, food and the nightly lighting of the Menorah. Collecting elven works from across two decades, The Big Festival of Lights: Stories and Plays for Hanukkah celebrates the spirit of the holiday for readers young and old.

About the Author
This collection features the work of Jacob J. Leibson, an author of religious children's stories and plays; Ruth E. Levi; the Rabbis: Rev. Dr. Alexander Lyons, Solomon Fineberg, Joseph Leiser, and Louis Witt; Imra Kraft, an author of educational children’s plays; the vice president of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, Louis Broido and Elma Levinger, a teacher and activist who dedicated her writing career to producing work that would instill a sense of pride in Jewish children.

Product details
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Mint Editions (October 25, 2022)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 200 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1513139770
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1513139777
Reading age ‏ : ‎ 9 - 12 years
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.74 pounds


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