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Playing Dreidel with Judah Maccabee Paperback – November 1, 2011
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The play starts off with a boy named Jonathan, in the modern world, playing in a room at his temple that is connected with the room in Judah Maccabee’s ancient Temple. Judah enters the room and see’s the boy playing. Judah questions Jonathan about who he is and where he is from. From there the play’s dialogue focuses on Hanukkah (the different ways it is celebrated) and how Judaism has survived. Even though Jonathan and Judah are the only characters throughout the play, the dialogue and the light humor makes this storyline worthwhile.
The play was an easy read and I think what makes this play so insightful is because of Jonathan (when he talks about his father and reluctant to speak about Judah’s future) and the way Judah reacts. The chemistry between the two characters work so well even though realistically they are suppose to have so many differences. Obviously, this play is just an interpretation and the author informs the reader that this is his version of Judah, Edward Einhorn (the author) creates a play that is fun, insightful, and most importantly enjoyable for everyone of any age.
I should also add that the play is educational, although don't let that scare you off. You'll love it.