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Emperors and Rebels: The Story of Hanukkah

Asaf Golan gives us the historical background that most of us never learned about Judah Maccabee, the Hasmonean Revolt and the story of Hanukkah. Provides an understanding the events that led to the war of freedom which began in 168 B.C.E.
(More) Age 13 through adult.

 


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The Eighth Day: Hanukkah
This historical drama, set in the time of the Maccabees almost 2200 years ago, highlights the conflict between traditional and assimilating Jews. A mother and father must decide whether to circumcise their son, in defiance of Greek edict. An intriguing glimpse into the period.
(More) Age 10 through adult.

 

FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

A Hanukkah Mitzvah
   (Alef...Bet...Blast-Off)
David and Rachel go back in time to meet Judah Maccabee, whereupon the kids join the Maccabee army to make sure that the flame of Judaism will always burn bright... (More) Ages 3-10.


Alef...Bet...Blast-Off Holiday DVD

4 Holiday DVDs in one
(More) Ages 3-10.


Benjamin and the Miracle of Hanukkah
 
A delightful variation on the Hanukah story for younger children. It tells of the arduous journey of a young boy sent by Judah Maccabee to obtain oil for the Temple in Jerusalem...(MoreAges 4-9.


Lights
On one level, this animated video is a charming retelling of the Hanukkah story, the struggle of a people to maintain its religious beliefs and observances in the face of adversity...(MoreAges 3-11. 
 
 


The Secret in Bubbie's Attic 
 
Shhh! There's a lively magical secret hidden among the cobwebs in Grandmother's attic-a secret that will charm children of all ages.  A Torah, a shofar, a Hanukkah menorah and a very special piece of cloth are woven together into the fabric of entertaining and educational holiday stories and songs.. (More) Ages 4-11. 

 

A Hanukkah Celebration (Candle Unto Candle)
A delightful introduction to the Festival of Lights.  We learn about many of the symbols of Hanukkah... (More) Ages 8 and up.
  

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