Table of contents for 500 questions and answers on Chanukah / Jeffrey M. Cohen.


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PART I    THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
1 From Abraham to Alexander                               3
2 Hellenism                                                9
3 From Alexander to Judah the Maccabee                    19
4 The Maccabean Revolt                                    29
PART II   THE RELIGIOUS BACKGROUND
5 The Temple in our Hands                                51
PART III  THE SOURCES OF CHANUKAH
6 Four Conflicting Explanations of the Basis of Chanukah  65
7 Chanukah in Mishnah, Talmud and Liturgy                 80
PART IV   THE LAWS AND RITUALS OF CHANUKAH
8 The Laws and Rituals of Chanukah                       95
PART V    CHANUKAH THEMES AND PHILOSOPHICAL INSIGHTS
9 The Significance of light in Judaism                   125
10 The Chanukah Lights and their Underlying Philosophy   133
PART VI   THE LIGHTING OF THE CHANUKIAH: ITS BLESSINGS AND
HYMNS
11 The Lighting of the Chanukiah: Its Blessings and Hymns  161
PART VII CHANUKAH IN THE SYNAGOGUE AND THE HOME
12 Chanukah in the Synagogue                              175
13 Chanukah in the Home                                   186
14 A Selection of Bereavement Regulations                 195
PART VII CHANUKAH CUSTOMS FROM AROUND
THE WORLD
15 Chanukah Customs from Around the World                203
PART IX CHANUKAH QUIZ QUESTIONS AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE
YOUNGER GENERATION
16 Chanukah Quiz Questions and Activities for the
Younger Generation                                  217



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Hanukkah Miscellanea