Traditional First Light of Hanukkah Shines Tonight
Mask, Teresa, Wallace, Diana, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Teresa Mask and Diana Wallace Daily Herald Staff Writers
Young Jewish children throughout the suburbs tonight will witness the start of the Hanukkah celebration they've been anticipating for weeks.
From Buffalo Grove to Naperville and Crystal Lake, pre-school students have been learning the history of the Jewish soldiers' victory over the Syrians to maintain their right to practice Judaism.
The Syrians in 168 B.C. wanted the Jews to worship the Greek gods. So Hanukkah, which means rededication, commemorates the rededication of the Jewish temple after a revolt against Syrian rulers.
But children are particularly fascinated with the story of …
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Publication information: Article title: Traditional First Light of Hanukkah Shines Tonight. Contributors: Mask, Teresa - Author, Wallace, Diana - Author. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: December 13, 1998. Page number: 7. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 1998 Gale Group.
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