Emanuel and the Hanukkah Rescue Kindle Î the Hanukkah

Emanuel and the Hanukkah Rescue Kindle Î the Hanukkah
  • Paperback
  • 32 pages
  • Emanuel and the Hanukkah Rescue
  • Heidi Smith Hyde
  • English
  • 07 September 2019
  • 076136627X

Emanuel and the Hanukkah Rescue[EPUB] ✰ Emanuel and the Hanukkah Rescue By Heidi Smith Hyde – Essayreview.co.uk Angry that his father is afraid to kindle the Hanukkah lights, Emanuel stows away on a whaling ship When a storm overtakes the boat, it is his father s change of heart and the family menorah that ligh Angry that his father is the Hanukkah PDF ↠ afraid to kindle the Hanukkah lights, Emanuel stows away on a whaling ship When a storm overtakes the boat, it is his father s change of heart and the Emanuel and PDF \ family menorah that light the way home Other Print.


About the Author: Heidi Smith Hyde

Heidi Smith Hyde is the the Hanukkah PDF ↠ director of education of Temple Sinai in Brookline, Massachusetts She lives in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Her books include Feivel s Flying Horses, a National Jewish Book Award Finalist, and Emanuel and PDF \ Mendel s Accordion, winner of the Sugarman Award for Best Jewish Children s Book.


10 thoughts on “Emanuel and the Hanukkah Rescue

  1. says:

    Set in eighteenth century New Bedford, Massachusetts, this Hanukkah story centers around a family of crypto Jews Jews who were forced to convert to Christianity usually Catholicism , but who secretly maintained their own traditions and how they came to publicly profess their true faith The eponymous Emanuel, who admires the whaling captains who frequent his merchant father s shop, and who has never known anything but freedom, presses his Portuguese born father to publicly display the famil Set in eighteenth century New Bedford, Massachusetts, this Hanukkah story centers around a family of crypto Jews Jews who were forced to convert to Christianity usually Catholicism , but who secretly maintained their own traditions and how they came to publicly profess their true faith The eponymous Emanuel, who admires the whaling captains who frequent his merchant father s shop, and who has never known anything but freedom, presses his Portuguese born father to publicly display the family s menorah, during the Festival of Lights His father, used to the secrecy required in Europe, refuses, until Emanuel stows away on Captain Henshaw s ship, and all aboard find themselves in terrible danger It is only then that he, and the rest of the secretly Jewish community of New Bedford relent, using their menorahs to guide the ship home, after a storm knocks out the lighthouse.Emanuel and the Hanukkah Rescue touches upon some fascinating themes issues of religious persecution and freedom, questions of identity and having pride in one s heritage, and notions of bravery, and how we define it but in the end I was left wantingI enjoyed the story, and applaud the message of standing up for what is right, and refusing to live in fear, but I had trouble suspending my disbelief, while reading The author s brief foreword mentions the community of secretly Jewish merchants who settled in New Bedford, but gives scant details When did this community declare itself as Jewish Was it in the eighteenth century, as depicted here What about religious intolerance in Massachusetts Of course it would not have compared, in scope or virulence, to that found in Europe, but it was certainly still abroad in the culture I wish the author had givenhistorical details, as I was left with many questions

  2. says:

    Emanuel and the Hanukkah Rescue is a cute work of historical fiction with great themes of family, pride, fear, and celebrating religious traditions It makes for a great Hanukkah story, especially for children who prefer their picture books with a bitadventure than most holiday books have to offer.

  3. says:

    Wonderful story about not letting fear control you It s a great story with multiple discussion topics Fear, immigration, religious tolerance, family communication andParents do not have to pre read it, it is fine to read it together as a family.

  4. says:

    I didn t care for it

  5. says:

    This is kind of an unusual Hanukkah book in that it has a maritime theme A group of Portuguese Jews move to a small New England fishing village called New Bedford However, they are so used to being persecuted for their beliefs that they keep their Judaism a secret from the members of the community and celebrate all their holidays in secret The main character is the son in one of these secretly Jewish families, and he doesn t like hiding his beliefs He stows away on a whaling ship during his This is kind of an unusual Hanukkah book in that it has a maritime theme A group of Portuguese Jews move to a small New England fishing village called New Bedford However, they are so used to being persecuted for their beliefs that they keep their Judaism a secret from the members of the community and celebrate all their holidays in secret The main character is the son in one of these secretly Jewish families, and he doesn t like hiding his beliefs He stows away on a whaling ship during his family s Hanukkah celebration because he admires the whaling captains bravery and wants to live like them Except life on a whaling ship isn t what he expected and before he can disembark from the ship a change in weather makes his experience fardangerous This story ends well with both his family and him learning something about being themselves Cool book Doesn t dwell on the celebration of Hanukkah too much, which would probably be a welcome change from many Hanukkah books which come off too often as nearly nonfiction readers on the traditions of Hanukkah I d read this with kids They d like it

  6. says:

    PB 37Emanuel s courage and bravery is a model for all the kids who fear something in their lives and are afraid of being judged for their beliefs Great story

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