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.
You’ve probably heard of Judah and the Maccabees, but what about Judith? At one time, the story of Judith—a young widow who killed the Assyrian general and led the Israelites to victory—was considered an important part of the Hanukkah narrative.
Of all the things the Pilgrims couldn’t foresee while celebrating that first Thanksgiving—Black Friday sales, SpongeBob getting his own balloon in the Macy’s parade, gluten-free stuffing—we can safely add “Thanksgivukkah” to the list. From The Boston Globe