Giveaway Monday: How do you spell Rosh Hashanah?

No, that’s not exactly the title we’re giving away. With wishes to all for a happy and healthy New Year, we’re thinking ahead to holidays to come — and the books for them. Starting today, you have a chance to win one of eight copies of

How to Spell Chanukah

And just like Chanukah, Giveaway Monday will stretch eight days. You can enter — just once — starting today through Monday, Sept. 24. Just fill out the form below.

Eight copies, eight nights, one book that explores the Jewish-in-December experience.

These essays, by Adam Langer, Tova Mirvis, Steve Almond, Eric Orner, Joshua Braff and others, range from the comedic to the snarky, the poignant to the poetic, and includes such topics as the jealousy experienced when the rest of America is celebrating Christmas (we never get to join in the reindeer games!); the problem parents have dampening their children’s desire for more presents (call it Greedikah!); and the weight gain associated with eating 432 latkes in eight nights (dayenu, enough!).

Whether your Chanukahs were spent singing “I have a Little Dreidel” or playing the “Maoz Tzur” on the piano, whether your family tradition included a Christmas tree or a Chanukah bush, whether the fights among your siblings over who would light the menorah candles rivaled the battles of the Maccabees, or even if you haven’t a clue who the Maccabees were, this little book proves there are as many ways to celebrate Chanukah as there are ways to spell it.

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One Comment On This Post:

September 18, 2012
8:11 pm
Nancy Curdts says...

I love Algonquin. I was a member of the old Marching and Chowder Society when I managed a bookstore. I am now working in a library. I have always been amazed at the wonderful writing that comes out of Algonquin. Thank you for wonderful hours of reading.

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