It's almost time to light the menorah

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is a Jewish holiday that begins on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev and continues for eight days. It is the anniversary of the reclaiming of the Holy Temple from the Greek Empire about 21 centuries ago.

This year, Hanukkah is December 21st to December 28th.

Check out some of the library's related materials:

Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary by Cherie D. Abbey.

The Big Jewish Book for Jews by Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman.

Scenes from a Holiday is a downloadable book with three holiday-themed novellas.

Tikkun is a quarterly magazine available in the library.

Read about children's books about Hanukkah.

 For local information go to: Congregation B'nai Israel, Jewish Council of North Central Florida, or UF Hillel.

Want to learn more?  Visit The Orthodox Union or CHABAD.ORG.

 

*Image from Ze'ev on Flickr

 

Posted by BillV on November 22, 2011