Want to watch better-quality PBS Video? Sign in to access higher-quality streaming!

By signing in, you are authorizing PBS to share your email address with your local PBS station to send you periodic communications about station events, services and support. Any other uses of your information by PBS are governed by PBS’s Privacy Policy.

Closed Captioning Settings
×

Preview

Captions look like this

Captions size

  • 15

Captions font family

Edge style

Captions color

Background color

Window color

Text Opacity

  • 100%

Background Opacity

  • 100%

Window Opacity

  • 0%
  • Save Settings
  • Reset

RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY

Hanukkah Lamps

  • Aired: 12/07/2012
  • 03:33
  • Rating: NR
“The rabbis going back to Maimonides and earlier felt that the lights of the Hanukkah lamp were sacred,” according to Susan Braunstein, curator at the Jewish Museum in New York City, and if you couldn’t afford a gold or silver lamp “you could use an egg shell, or a nut shell, or a potato carved out.”
Embed Options
Close ×
Hanukkah Lamps image
Hanukkah Lamps
For centuries the Jewish festival of lights has dispelled the winter darkness.
Width:
Height:
Please copy this text to your clipboard.
Problems Playing Video ?

PBS KIDS

Watch videos from your favorite PBS KIDS shows with the PBS KIDS Video app for your tablet or phone.

Downton Abbey Collection

Bring home the complete collection: DVDs, Blu-rays, books, gifts and more. Visit ShopPBS.

Donate

helps all of us explore new worlds and ideas. Give Now

Sponsored Links