Program: Chanukah and Heroisim
It's a story as old as time itself, a dashing, young and handsome hero arises from the people to lead them into a glorious victory, freeing their souls and breaking the mighty hand of the oppressor.
Or is it?
Heroism is as problematic as it is romantic and appealing. What is heroism? What are the ramifications of an impossible fight? This programs raises all those questions, it helps us look into our collective memory via the history of our People. It questions heroism and leadership.
Part one: Introduction
This program may be introduced in a variety of ways. Choose one of the following:
Also on the WUJS site:
Chanukah Sources: Historical, traditional, and contemporary.
Chanukah Recipes: Yum!
How to light the Chanukah Menorah
This year's dates for Chanukah can be found in our WUJS Year Mapper.