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Author Arthur Levine says he "really wanted to add ... a mythological hero that Jews could call their own, hence Nate Gadol." Reproduced by permission of the publisher/Candlewick Press, Somerville, Mass. hide caption

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Why Do We Give Presents On Hanukkah? 'Nate Gadol' Has The Story

Jewish families haven't always given presents on Hanukkah — it only dates to the 1880s. Arthur Levine's new kids' book The Hanukkah Magic of Nate Gadol imagines a fanciful origin for the tradition.

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Opinion: COVID-19 Has Taken Away Nutcracker Season

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Nutcracker Suite: Overture Duke Ellington
Glassworks: I. Opening Signal, Michael Riesman

Author Arthur Levine says he "really wanted to add ... a mythological hero that Jews could call their own, hence Nate Gadol." Reproduced by permission of the publisher/Candlewick Press, Somerville, Mass. hide caption

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Why Do We Give Presents On Hanukkah? 'Nate Gadol' Has The Story

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My Take On Solidao fantompower
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow Dennis Solee
Night Trouble Petit Biscuit
Lata's Theme Alex Heffes, Anoushka Shankar
Smitten Kitten (Meenakshi's Theme) Alex Heffes, Anoushka Shankar
San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) Daniel Herskedal
Like A Moth To Flame John T. Graham
Sound & Color Brittany Howard
Red Moon Whitney
White Christmas Andrew Bird
Auld Lang Syne Andrew Bird

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