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The story of Chanukah…as told by a Maccabee?

Looking for an entertaining way to teach little ones about the origins and tradition of Chanukah? Try “Maccabee on the Mantel,” a huggable stuffed Maccabean soldier whose personal story is told in an accompanying storybook that illustrates the escape of the chosen people from the brutal King Antiochus. Created by Abra Liberman-Garrett, a Texas mother of two and pre-school religious school instructor, with the aid of her friends at Four Day Weekend, an improv and comedy troupe based in Fort Worth, Maccabee on the Mantel is both entertaining and educational, as it teaches little ones about the origins of the Festival of Lights. After all, says Liberman-Garrett, “Chanukah is a really cool holiday. The story is about facing insurmountable odds, fighting for your rights, and believing in yourself.”

For a look at a Maccabee on the Mantel video visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNVB5cENTtE&list=UUCzKY01gvLeebQFHX8qt7xw

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