When I was growing up I always learned that Hanukkah was a holiday about defending the Jewish people against assimilation; now that I’m an adult and in an interfaith family, that feels like an awkward thing to teach my kids. How do I teach the story in a way that doesn’t feel like it’s critiquing our own family’s existence?
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Wondering what Mayor Thomas Menino thinks about Thanksgivukkah and its impact on the city of Boston? We asked him all about this holiday phenomenon and what it would take to declare Thanksgivukkah an official holiday in Boston.
This booklet explains the history of Hanukkah, the symbolism and significance of lighting candles for eight nights, the blessings that accompany the lighting of the candles, the holiday’s foods, the game of dreidel and more.