Cultural Study: Chanukah
As part of the ongoing focus on Festivals of Light celebrated by different cultures in this holiday season, this week our Lower Elementary students learned about Chanukah. Meryl Levin (MFCS founding parent and School Board Trustee), came in to talk with the children about the origins of the holiday and share the traditions which harken back to the ancient victory of the Macabees (leaders of a Jewish rebel army) centuries ago over a ruling king who had outlawed the practice of Judaism.
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