Mendele Mokher Seforim’s “What is Chanukah?”

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Tonight is the fourth night of Hanukkah, and to celebrate, Marcela reads an abridgement from Mendele Mokher Serforim’s short story, “What is Chanukah?” It features two speakers, Shmuel, for whom a Hanukkah miracle occurred, and his friend Ignatz.

Text:
Mendele Mokher Serforim, “What is Chanukah?” translated by Herbert J. Levine and Reena Spicehandler in Jewish Fiction
Yitzi Hurwitz, “To Make the Darkness Itself Shine

Music:
Maoz Tzur by Yosef Karduner
Al Hanissim by Yonina

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