November 29, 2021
This year, Hanukkah (or Chanukah) began the evening of Sunday, November 28, and will end the evening of Monday, December 6. The annual Jewish holiday lasts eight days and nights in commemoration of the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
Often called the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is celebrated with the exchange of gifts and the nightly lighting of the menorah. Traditional Jewish foods, including latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly-filled doughnuts), are also enjoyed during this time along with playing dreidel.
In honor of this special holiday, here are a few Hanukkah books in Mid-Continent Public Library’s collection:
- Is It Hanukkah Yet? by Chris Barash
- Moishe's Miracle: A Hanukkah Story by Laura Krauss Melmed
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar's 8 Nights of Chanukah by Eric Carle
- Hanukkah Haiku by Harriet Ziefert
Find more recommendations on the Library’s Chanukah! Hanukkah! book list.
Planning your own special Hanukkah celebration? Find a variety of resources on Jewish holiday cooking in the Library’s catalog.
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