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Books are the gifts that keep on giving

Deborah Fineblum | | Posted: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 11:10 am

Chanukah and children’s books go together like latkes and applesauce.

In fact, Chanukahs of old often included a book, its pages spotted with droplets of candle wax. In its pages the brave Maccabees once again defeat the Syrian Greeks; a tiny cruse of oil keeps the temple’s menorah aglow for a miraculous eight days. Children spin dreidels for chocolate gelt and you can almost smell the sizzling latkes.

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