December 14, 2013 Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz again celebrate the festival of light with stories previously commissioned especially for NPR.
December 7, 2012 This year's installment of Hanukkah Lights showcases some of the program's most insightful moments. Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz read stories about a mother reconnecting with her daughter, a schoolboy standing up for his heritage and teenagers trying to bridge a bitter family divide.
December 15, 2011 This annual holiday favorite enters its third decade with a new collection of specially commissioned works inspired by the Festival of Lights. Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz read stories about a schoolboy's crisis of confidence, a young woman's unexpected tragedy, and a moment of light for exhausted Marines.
December 11, 2009 With its 20th anniversary on the horizon, Hanukkah Lights again unveils brand new literature for the holiday season — stories of a single menorah that illuminates a liftetime's journey; a youthful discovery that brings new meaning to the original Hanukkah miracle; and a weary mother who finds fresh strength in a daughter's love — all read for you by Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.
December 3, 2008 An NPR holiday tradition for nearly two decades, Hanukkah Lights presents brand new fiction to celebrate and illuminate the holiday season — moving tales of discovery and reconciliation, the persistence of hope and the promise of undimmed light — read by Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.
December 18, 2006 In this year's ironic, wistful take on the festival of lights, a 90-year-old grandmother confronts Hanukkah hip-hop, and an elderly couple exchanges ironic presents in Gifts of the Jewish Magi. A new, evocative story by Amy Bloom fills out the holiday celebration.
December 6, 2004 A phone call to an IT support desk brings an unexpected and distant blessing to a lonely man in New York, and two benevolent cows bring a miracle to the people of a small village — in this year's celebration of Hanukkah storytelling.
November 26, 2003 NPR celebrates Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, with our latest edition of selected stories, commissioned by NPR, from writers Simone Zelitch, Daniel Mark Epstein, Peter Beagle, Rebecca Goldstein and Ariel Dorfman.
November 29, 2002 NPR's latest crop of fiction inspired by the Jewish festival of lights includes: a holiday quiz, a story about Hanukkah in Hollywood, and a wry, modern fable about a family gathering touched by big-city politics — yet still under the spell of the age-old holiday.
December 9, 2001 This year's Hanukkah stories describe children lighting the holiday candles for the first time after the Sept. 11 attacks, as well as a poignant memoir of a Spanish, Catholic household, and its unexpected gift to a young man exploring life in a world far from home.