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Eight Chanukah Treasures

Surela

During the times of the Chashmonaim, many people traveled by ship. Not all ships arrived safely, some sank at sea. And many wrecks are still on the sea bottom, just waiting for us. Grab your scuba equipment! Don’t expect to see an intact ship lying there. Some materials, such as wood and food, disintegrate over time. But other materials, such as pottery, glass, and coins, are still

 

Two-Part Harmony

Rachel Stein

Sliding into their seats just before the bell rang, the sixth grade girls of Bnos Rochel could tell something was up from looking at Mrs. Maor’s face. Her warm brown eyes twinkled, and her lips curved upward in a small smile.

 

Go for the Gelt!

Hadas

The Strauss-Elite factory, in Upper Nazareth, Israel, makes some 70 million chocolate coins each year. That’s a lot of gelt! As we’re getting close to Chanukah — the Yom Tov when chocolate coins are everywhere — we decided to take a tour and find out just how all these coins are made. Come join us!



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