By Laura Krauss Melmed
The tale opens with a kinfolk bustling approximately, cleansing apartment in guidance for Hanukkah and, after sundown, lights the 1st candle. Melmed lines their 8 nights jointly in a cycle of 25 brief, person poems, usually or 3 on a double-page unfold. even though they range in tone, rhyme scheme, and size of traces, the poems create a continuing circulation from verse to verse and web page to web page. The verse and illustrations paintings good jointly, depicting the kin as they assemble to mild the candles, proportion conventional meals and video games, and luxuriate in the excitement of 1 another’s corporation. Created with pencil and pastels, the illustrations use lots of curved traces and deep, hot shades to depict the celebrations during this vigorous, amiable family. the ultimate double-page unfold deals the biblical tale of the holiday’s origins and a Hanukkah traditions thesaurus of phrases equivalent to dreidel, gelt, and Tzedakah. This inviting photograph ebook ends with the kinfolk sound asleep tight, wrapped in goals of candlelight.
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II. Title. M55155Eig 2010 [E]—dc22 2009019574 Book design by Molly Baker and Amelia Anderson. Typeset in Esta and Silent Movie. The illustrations in this book were rendered in pencil and pastels.
Traditional Jewish homes may keep a tzedakah box for collecting coins. During Hanukkah, since children usually receive gifts, some families perform tzedakah to teach that giving is as important as receiving. Hebrew letter number In Jewish lore, each is assigned a . The word chai meaning “life” or “good luck,” has a value of 18; any multiple of 18 is commonly considered a lucky number. To my aunts and uncles, Selma and Herman Krauss and Edna and Albert Rettig: May your candles burn bright! —L. K.
L. K. M. For Dr. Désiré Amsellem. who was a very dear friend. And many thanks to The Museum of Art and History of Judaism in Paris. —E. S. Text © 2010 by Laura Krauss Melmed. Illustrations © 2010 by Elisabeth Schlossberg. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publisher. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Melmed, Laura Krauss. Eight winter nights : a family Hanukkah book / by Laura Krauss Melmed ; illustrated by Elisabeth Schlossberg.