A Compassionate Spin on a Hanukkah Tale: The Story Behind Writing Tizzy the Dizzy Dreidel
Posted by Allison & Wayne Marks on 11/7/2022 to Meet a Kar-Ben Author
When we sat down to write our first Hanukkah picture book, we began with a question: How would you feel if you were a dreidel who always got passed over during the holiday fun? Tizzy —a hopeful but balance-impaired dreidel—anticipates
Top 5 Kar-Ben Recipes for Hanukkah!
Sea urchins: An Unlikely Menorah
SAVOR THE MOMENT: Light the Menorah: A Hanukkah Handbook
Celebrating Family Time
In 1995, when my boys were 11 and 14, I purchased a lovely book called Eight Nights, Eight Lights: Family Values for Each Night of Hanukkah, compiled by Rabbi Kerry Olitzky. It contained short inspirational passages to be read aloud as part of the candle-lighting ceremony. Some sections were written by modern rabbis. Others came from older Jewish texts. But each one provided a meaningful moment of reflection which added to our Hanukkah celebration, making this family time together more than just a gift-giving event.
Author Inspiration with Renee Londner
As an author, one of the questions I’m frequently asked is, “Where do you get your ideas from?”
The answer is easy, “Everywhere.”
Interview: A Hanukkah with Mazel Author Joel Stein
The True Story of Nonna
Our Favorite New Hanukkah Pup
Hanukkah and Olive Oil
Wonderfully unique, Harvest of Light is a Hanukkah book with no spinning driedels, no shiny presents and no glitzy parties, just the simple gift of olives from nature and the joy a young family experiences during the olive harvest. The book is newly available in paperback, and is a wonderful Hannukah gift (perhaps along with a bottle or two of olive oil) for any family.