Playing Dreidel with Judah Maccabee

Playing Dreidel cover

A play in eight scenes, written by Edward Einhorn. A modern boy finds Judah Maccabee in an abandoned room that exists both in his own temple and the ancient Temple in Jerusalem. A celebration of both Hanukkah and its ancient origins, told with gentle humor.

The book includes the original script, an introduction by the author, an essay about the history of Judah Maccabee, and a study guide for those who want to use the book as a teaching tool.  The book is appropriate for both children and adults—it can be read as a play, a midrash (a form of storytelling that explores the ideas contained in ancient texts), or as an educational supplement.

Read an excerpt from the book, or one of the essays.

“With thousands of years between it all, it can be easy to lose sight of the origin of faith. Playing Dreidel with Judah Maccabee is a script for a play as Edward Einhorn presents a story where a modern boy finds a room that grants him a connection to an Ancient Temple in Jerusalem, and to famed figure of Jewish legend Judah Maccabee. Learning much of the reason for Jewish intriguing and fun work of theater, highly recommended.” 

Midwest Book Review

114 pages
ISBN 978-0-09770197-4-8