While the Candles Burn: Eight Stories for Hanukkah

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Puffin, Jan 10, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
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Freedom, faith, courage--these are just some of the concepts at the heart of the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah. Noted storyteller Barbara Diamond Goldin offers eight stories, some original and some traditional, that range from many countries and centuries to reflect the significance of the holiday. With one story for each night of Hanukkah, this collection can be shared while the Hanukkah candles burn...and all year long.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In eight stories, Goldin (The Passover Journey, 1994, etc.) seeks to go beyond the specific historical basis for Hanukkah to the themes that the holiday celebrates: ``religious freedom and commitment ... Read full review

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User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

Eight stories about Hanukkah - one for each night, kind of a mini-devotion for each night. My daughter enjoys learning through books, so it was ideal for us. Covered many aspects of Hanukkah without too much repetition - we enjoyed it! Read full review


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Goldin teaches language arts at Heritage Academy in Long Meadow, MA

Elaine Greenstein has illustrated a dozen picture books, some of which she also wrote. As a child, she says, "Our house was on the beach. I was interested in birds, especially the families of geese"-an interest she had in common with Konrad Lorenz. A native New Yorker, Ms. Greenstein lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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