The Anonymous Hero of Hanukkah: A Story for Parents and Kids

Why don’t we know the name of this Chanukah hero?

Why don’t we know the name of this Chanukah hero?

Consider this teaching from Ethics of the Fathers:

Antigonus used to say: do not be like servants who serve the master in the expectation of receiving a reward, but be like servants who serve the master without the expectation of receiving a reward, and let the fear of Heaven be upon you. (Pirkei Avot 1:3)

Performing a mitzvah for no other reason other than for the sake of the mitzvah is called a mitzvah ‘lishmah”,’ for the sake of God’s name. How special it is when one does an act of goodness, not to receive credit or gain publicity but rather only to serve God, Perhaps this was the intent of the anonymous hero of Hanukkah.

This video was produced by the Lishi's Love Foundation in memory of Elisha Goldscheider z'l who passed away at the age of four. This project is meant to bring more light, love unity to the world in his memory.

To see all eight animated Chanukah videos visit https://www.chanukahunites.org/



Comments (1)

(1) Anonymous, December 30, 2019 12:18 PM

magen david

I just read the "You're a Jew" article so I may be a bit sensitive - why a yellow star? Couldn't the Jew have been portrayed with just a kippa or even with tziztit?

 

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