The silver menorah has been in Reb Noson's family for 400 years, and it’s probably even older than that. But this Hanukkah, it’s gone missing! Find out what happens next in The Lost Menorah, the latest episode of YourClassical Storytime — featuring a story by Howard Schwartz, narration by Theodore Bikel and music by the Eaken Piano Trio.
This story is excerpted from American Public Media’s Hanukkah special, Candles Burning Brightly, hosted and produced by Mindy Ratner. The program offers a delightful hour for everyone to celebrate the Jewish Festival of Lights, including lots of music from Jewish communities worldwide and a hilarious lesson on preparing a classic Hanukkah dish. Listen now!
YourClassical Storytime is supported by All Energy Solar
Note: Although the original story of The Lost Menorah takes place many years ago, illustrator Xee Reiter says, “I took the creative freedom to modernize this story by using an urban landscape.”
Scott Robinson: Great Is the Miracle Suite
Julius Chajes: The Chassid
Louis Lewandowski: Haunerot Hallalu
David Weintraub: 8 Bright Candles
Performed by the Eaken Piano Trio
Courtesy of Naxos of America
Narrator: Theodore Bikel (with Mindy Ratner)
Story: Howard Schwartz (from Adam’s Soul: The Collected Tales of Howard Schwartz [published 1992 by Jason Aronson; now out of print]; used with the kind permission of the author; find out more at www.umsl.edu/~schwartzh)
Producer: Valerie Kahler
Illustrations: Xee Reiter
Social media producer: Inés Guanchez
Senior digital producer: Randy Salas
Production manager: Valerie Kahler
Program director: Julie Amacher
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