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Zigazak! A Magical Hanukkah Night

by Eric A. Kimmel

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  TBE | Oct 9, 2013 |
Some mischievous little devils try to ruin one town's Hanukkah celebration, but the quick witted rabbi tricks them and saves the day. Everyone is afraid, but the rabbi stays calm and gets rid of the evil spirits that are trying to ruin their celebration. ( )
  SJoachim | Sep 19, 2013 |
SPOILER: As in Puss and Boots, the hero tricks the enormously powerful monsters to change shape into something small enough that he can destroy them, in this case cockroaches.

What made the book interesting to me was rabbi's reaction. While the townspeople are afraid of the objects that demons have suddenly brought to life on the first night of Hanukkah, the rabbi is delighted by them.
A quote that I think sums it up:
"Nothing is completely wicked," the rabbi replied. "Sparks of holiness exist in all things. Even in devils and their mischief. You came here to spoil our Hanukkah, but by recognizing what was beautiful and delightful in your tricks, I made them good." ( )
  raizel | Jun 30, 2013 |
  cavlibrary | Feb 15, 2013 |
  cavlibrary | Feb 15, 2013 |
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Two evil spirits wreak havoc on the town of Brisk's Hanukkah celebration, until the town's wise rabbi puts a stop to their mischief.

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