Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Right Book for Giving Hanukkah 8 New Angles

In four weeks’ time we will be celebrating Hanukkah and I’d like to introduce you to my new book Hanukkah Around the World. If you’re looking for 8 new angles on how to present Hanukkah to your class, this is the book for you. It captures everyone’s imagination by transforming Hanukkah into a trip across the globe through 8 original stories revolving around customs, many of which you’ve never heard of. Take your students on an exciting expedition to Australia, Israel, Italy, Poland, Tunisia, Turkey, Uzbekistan and the United States. Each story is accompanied by a sidebar giving you the background of the Jewish population in that country plus a matching native recipe. You couldn’t have a yummier way to celebrate each Hanukkah day. The book provides you with even more added value through its intro with unconventional interesting facts, and the “Potpourri” section at the back that includes 10 more customs.

To whet your appetite, let me tell you which story is my favorite. It’s the one that takes place in Turin, Italy describing a very touching custom linking Hanukkah with Tisha B’Av. The latter is an important fast day that falls through the classroom curriculum cracks because it occurs during the summer vacation. By connecting Hanukkah with this most important day on the Jewish calendar you get a chance to make a lasting link that your students won’t forget.

Enjoy the book and let me know what you think. You can benefit from a 20% discount on Hanukkah Around the World when you shop at Kar-Ben’s online store and use the special code TAMI when you check out. This offer is available until January 15, 2010.

I’ll be back in two weeks with an unusual Hanukkah custom.

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