By Audrey Penn
Sophie and her brother are involved in the arriving of Hanukkah, and so they fortunately fresh the cottage and shine the Menorah as their present to the kin. but if their mom stocks her fear that they don't have adequate cooking oil to final 8 days, their father tells them the tale in the back of the vacation social gathering and the miracle of the oil. encouraged via the tale, the kinfolk creates its personal Miracle Jar and watches the oil disappear as they benefit from the certain meals that every day brings. The family's desire and religion is proven while a final wipe of the fabric produces sufficient oil to arrange the 8 day's deal with.
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Com 10 nine eight 7 6 five four three 2 1 ISBN 978-1-933718-16-3 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication info Penn, Audrey, 1947- The Miracle Jar: a Hanukkah tale / via Audrey Penn; illustrated via Lea Lyon. p. cm. precis: A relatives within the previous state hopes to recreate the miracle of the 1st Hanukkah via creating a small jar of cooking oil final lengthy adequate to make a deal with for every of the 8 nights. ISBN 978-1-933718-16-3 (alk. paper) [1. Hanukkah--Fiction. 2. Hanukkah cookery--Fiction. three. Jewish cookery--Fiction. four. Jews--Fiction. five. kinfolk life--Fiction. ] I. Lyon, Lea, 1945- in poor health. II. name. PZ7. P38448Mir 2008 [E]--dc22 2008004769 To my appealing cousins Erica and Ian who encouraged this story. This publication is usually devoted to these households who think within the historic miracle of the lasting oil and the best miracle of all: the truth that we're nonetheless sharing an identical tale with our kids and their little ones. -AP To Toni- LL Contents The Miracle Jar Hanukkah got here to a tiny snow-covered cottage within the previous state. Eight-year-old Sophie woke up to the heat of a crackling fireplace and the odor of sizzling buttered cinnamon toast. “Tonight’s Hanukkah! ” she sang cheerfully as she danced out of her bed room and into the glow of the fireplace. “When will we mild the candles? ” “Just once the solar is going down,” mom stated with a grin and loving hug. “But there’s much to do earlier than that. ” Sophie complete her breakfast, ran to the cabinet, and got rid of the broom her father had produced from straw and wick. “I’ll sweep the floors,” she acknowledged, her face flushed with pleasure. “That will be my Hanukkah current to you and Father! ” “That’s an excellent gift,” applauded mom. “We’ll have a glowing residence for the vacation. ” Sophie’s more youthful brother Ruben shuffled out of his bed room and rubbed his drained eyes. “Is it Hanukkah but? ” he requested, yawning. “Not till the sunlight is going down,” Sophie informed him. “But there’s much to do ahead of that. I’m going to comb the flooring for my Hanukkah reward. ” Ruben ate his breakfast after which sat on the desk, having a look considerate. “What am i able to provide as my Hanukkah present? ” he requested his mom. “Well, let’s see. ” Ruben’s mom glanced round the condo. Her eyes fell at the brass menorah her grandfather had made greater than fifty years previous. “You can polish the menorah,” she instructed Ruben. “Then you could upload the shamash and primary candle for this night. ” Ruben grinned and went immediately to paintings cleansing and shining the outdated menorah. whilst he used to be entire, he positioned the shamash candle within the middle and the 1st night’s candle at the finish. “It’s attractive! ” stated mom. She picked up Ruben and twirled him round the room. “This often is the nicest Hanukkah ever. ” prior to lengthy, Father seemed within the kitchen doorway, wearing an armload of firewood. He shook off the freshly fallen snow and greeted his relatives. “My, my, my. the home is so great and fresh. And the menorah shines like a shiny new sheckel. i ponder, who did the sort of appealing task? ” Sophie and Ruben jumped up and down. “Those are our Hanukkah presents to you and mom!