Advent, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa

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At our local library, Anna Porter Public Library in Gatlinburg, about three weeks ago, we participated in a workshop explaining the three main holidays celebrated in December: Advent (Christmas), Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. This post should have been written about three weeks ago, but such is life. A homeschooling blogger can only do so much through the holiday season.

Hanukkah Workshop

Ms. Ethel lighting Hanukkah candles

Ms. Ethel, our children’s librarian for years, retired at the end of 2015, so this workshop, her last, was special. With her Jewish heritage, Ms. Ethel was able to give us a Hanukkah prayer in Hebrew as she lit the Hanukkah candles. I picked up on the words Elohim and Mitzvah but not much else. Continue reading »

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