Monday, December 5, 2011

All About Hanukah

My big sister Liana is in kindergarten and is somehow the only Jewish person in her class. Mom doesn't quite understand this because she grew up in this school district and there were a ton of Jewish kids. Anyway, Liana has been feeling nervous about being the only Jewish person, but she recently discovered that her teacher's husband is Jewish, so her teacher celebrates Christmas and Hanukah. So, Liana decided she wanted to teach her class all about Hanukah, and she wrote a book to share with her class. Here it is. (Sorry my mom did a bad job with the scanning--I will translate. You can click on the images to see the full size.)
All About Hanukah

We light the menorah for eight nights. We eat latkes and jelly doughnuts. 

We play dreidel. We give presents.

We tell the story of the Maccabees. A great miracle happened because the oil lasted for eight days instead of one.

We eat chocolate gelt. We have parties.

We give tzedakah. We like Hanukah. "Yay." "Yay."

1 comment:

  1. 6 years old and already an author. Good work, Liana.