Hanukkah Begins

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During my teaching career, no matter the grade, we celebrated Hanukkah  and I am thinking of those children this morning.  I felt it important to have the students either in New York or Arizona experience some celebrations from other cultures.  We would compare and contrast Hanukkah and Christmas. . . . a celebration of a miracle, gifts, songs, food  and family gatherings. Such a simple way to encourage an understanding of our differences, while hearlding the similarites in people all over the world.  I would read the story of the Miracle of the Festival of Lights, eat latkes,  sing and play dreidel and receive gelt or chocolate coins as prizes.

I found this silly Adam Sandler song from Saturday Night Live a few years ago.  Happy Hanukkah!

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