Eight Winter Nights by Laura Krauss Melmed

By Laura Krauss Melmed

The tale opens with a family members bustling approximately, cleansing condo in coaching 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. notwithstanding they vary in tone, rhyme scheme, and size of traces, the poems create a continual movement from verse to verse and web page to web page. The verse and illustrations paintings good jointly, depicting the relations as they assemble to mild the candles, percentage 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 strains and deep, hot shades to depict the celebrations during this full of life, amiable loved ones. the ultimate double-page unfold bargains the biblical tale of the holiday’s origins and a Hanukkah traditions word list of phrases resembling dreidel, gelt, and Tzedakah. This inviting photograph publication ends with the kin sound asleep tight, wrapped in goals of candlelight.

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Eight Winter Nights

The tale opens with a kinfolk bustling approximately, cleansing apartment in training for Hanukkah and, after sundown, lights the 1st candle. Melmed strains their 8 nights jointly in a cycle of 25 brief, person poems, frequently or 3 on a double-page unfold. even though they vary in tone, rhyme scheme, and size of strains, the poems create a continual move from verse to verse and web page to web page.

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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. 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.

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. p. cm. Summary: Short verses describe symbols, foods, and family fun associated with the festival of Hanukkah. Includes facts about the history and traditions.

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. 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.

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