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A Focus On Hanukkah

This month, as we celebrate the holiday of lights, we've selected a few Hanukkah-related pieces from our archives. Linguist David Braun considers the many pronunciations of the seven-branch candelabrum; from our collection—in the original Yiddish—Sholem Aleichem's Khanuke geltand an oral history excerpt in which narrator Jacob Schlitt shares a story of his family's makeshift menorah.