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Challah is a traditional bread eaten during Jewish holidays. Learn how to braid a four stand loaf.

The Temples of Jerusalem were the center of worship for Jewish people. The first Temple held the Ark of the Covenant. The Ark was a beautiful wooden chest covered in gold. It held the laws God gave to Moses written on two stone tablets. The Ark went missing in 586 BCE and its final fate is still unknown.

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Making Connections


What part of Hanukkah celebrations were you most interested in? Please explain your answer.


Have you read any books about other Jewish holidays? If so, what did those holidays have in common with Hanukkah?


Much of Jewish history is filled with hard times. Jewish people enjoy celebrating the perseverance of their faith. Can you think of any other groups of people who have faced hard times? How do they celebrate their own perseverance?

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