EIGHT LIGHTS: The Story of Chanukah by

EIGHT LIGHTS: The Story of Chanukah

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Chanukah is the time when Jewish families celebrate the war of the ancient Maccabees against the Syrian tyrant Antiochus Ephiphanes. Today the retelling of the hero tales of that war, in which a small segment of a captive people defeated the armies pitted against them, takes on new significance. Known as The Feast of Light, symbolized by the nightly ceremony of Lighting one after another of the Chanukah lights, it offers an opportunity to redefine the lesson of light and faith. The hero tales retold here, the parable of the eternal light, the miracle of the flicker that sustained it to the ninth day, makes a gift book for all ages.

Pub Date: Sept. 15th, 1967
Publisher: Doubleday