So, how do you spell this winter holiday? According to the Library of Congress (LC), its ... Hanukkah! So if you do a subject search (where we have assigned a subject heading TO the materials) it will be under that spelling. However, since we have not convinced authors and publishers to follow LC’s example, you will find many different spellings in the titles and contents notes in our catalog.
Search under: Hanukkah
and for the Book of Maccabees, do an title or subject search (under browse search) for: Bible. Apocrypha. Maccabees.
Most Hanukkah books are in the BM 695 H3 section.
Prayers for Hanukkah are located in the BM 675 H3.3 section.
Book of Maccabees start at BS 1821
Search the catalog under: Hanukkah -- Songs and music
While we do not have many books devoted to Hanukkah cooking, there are many Jewish cook book that include holiday recipes.
Chanukah page of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ, formerly UAHC)
Includes an overview of the holiday with articles and program ideas for congregations, school groups, and families.
How We Celebrate Hanukkah (Jewish Outreach Institute)
Includes an overview with explanations of the traditions, song lyrics, and recipes.
Kolel, the Adult Centre for Liberal Jewish Learning
Includes and in-depth article on the history and meaning of Hanukkah and explanations of many of the traditions.
Virtual Chanukah (Chabad)
In-depth explanations of the history and meaning of Hanukkah as well as recipes, activities, and greeting cards.
Includes a guided learning section with several lessons, as well as a "how-to" section and bibliography.
Hanukkah music from the collections of the National Sound Archives
Online music you can access by 'streaming' or downloading MP3 files.
While the Library thinks that these sites are useful, their content is not under our control and may express views that are not shared by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
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