The Story of Chanukah
Format: Board book
Publication Date: October 03, 2017
Number of Pages: 24
Dimensions: 6.33 × 5.33 (inches)
This holiday board book celebrates the incredible origins of Chanukah. Children will learn about wicked King Antiochus, who turned the holy Temple into an unclean place, and about heroic Judah the Maccabee, who helped his people defeat the wicked king and restore purity to the temple. Most importantly, children will learn that God kept an almost-extinguished flame kindled in the Temple for eight days, making the burning flame an enduring symbol of his constant protection and love. Rabbi Silberg explains the story of Chanukah on a level even the youngest child can understand, and vivid illustrations depict the wonder and beauty of this special Jewish holiday.
Rabbi Silberg is rabbi emeritus of Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun in River Hills, Wisconsin, and a retired professor from the University of Wisconsin. He is president of the Silberg Center for Comparative Studies. Rabbi Silberg lives in Milwaukee, where he is working on his next book.
Pamela R. Levy is a freelance illustrator based in Massachusetts. She's been drawing and dancing since childhood and still enjoys both. Pamela's previously published titles include The Story of St. Patrick's Day, Here Comes Peter Cottontail!, and the Hector series by Elizabeth Shreeve.