Sunday, December 03, 2006

A Joyous Hanukkah with The Book of Life

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Congratulations to Jason Gaines, winner of The Book of Life holiday book drawing! An autographed copy of Celebrate Hanukkah with Light, Latkes and Dreidels is on the way! Listen to an interview with the author in this month's podcast.


This episode of The Book of Life, a show about Jewish people and the books we read, celebrates the holiday of Hanukkah. We'll hear from:

> Stephen Krensky and Greg Harlin, author and illustrator of Hanukkah at Valley Forge, a historical picture book about George Washington's encounter with a Jewish soldier

> Nora Guthrie, Woody Guthrie's daughter and director of the Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives, about the new Klezmatics CD Woody Guthrie's Happy Joyous Hanukkah.

> Deborah Heiligman, author of the new nonfiction picture book Celebrate Hanukkah with Light, Latkes and Dreidels

> You can now leave us a 2-minute voice recording via the web. Just click on the My Chingo button on our website. We want to hear from you!

> Another new feature: you can listen to the latest episode of The Book of Life on your phone, thanks to Podlinez. Just dial 916-313-3820!

Background music is provided by The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band.

All books and CD's mentioned on the show may be borrowed from the Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel. Browse our online catalog to reserve books, post a review, or just to look around!


Anonymous said...

I just discovered your wonderful podcasts. As a new and proud Jew I am happy to add to my knowledge of the holidays.

Lorelei said...
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Lorelei said...

Oh, how much fun it was to find out that Woody Guthrie had Jewish
family ties and wrote Chanukah
(Hanukah) songs, as well as other
Jewish holiday songs.

Thank you,

DHeiligman said...

Thank you for letting me be part of your podcast.
I've sent the link around and so many people are enjoying it--from California to Israel and everywhere in between. And I've subscribed so I get it every month.
Happy Hanukkah (soon) to everyone. I'm getting my grater ready.