Item description for A Different Light : The Big Book of Hanukkah (Different Light) by Noam Zion...
Hanukkah thoughts and opinions by such contemporary Jewish thinkers as David Harman, Irving Greenberg, Chaim Potok, Daniel Gordis, and the Lubavitcher Rabbi. Includes modern Jewish profiles in courage of Janusz Korczak; The King of Children in the Warsaw Ghetto, Chana Szenes: The Heroine Flown Into Hungary, an Yoni Netanyahu: The Hero of Entebbe.
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Incredible treasury of info, the BEST anthology I've found Nov 20, 2005
Whether you are Orthodox, Reform, Conservative, etc...you can't do better than this anthology which provides a collection of essays, photos and historical info covering Hannukah. I thought I knew at least all the BASIC info about Hannuka but this book made me realize I'd just begun to tap the surface of information about this holiday. From competing ideas about the rituatl of candle lighting, the shared narrative of the Maccabees, Hasidic rebbes and their views,e tc...this book covers it all! There are sections on how Hannukah has been interpreted and celebrated (or not) by various Jewish communities, a collection of historical information, opinions form historians, rabbis, scientist and Kabbalists. There are also profiles of some of the greatest Jewish heroes.
The photos and illustrations are excellent and could be used in classes or seminars.
Whether you are gathering information for your children or for adults, you should be able to find something to add excitment and valuable info to your holiday celebration. You'll definitely have plenty of ideas to spark conversation and share various opinions.