Video: Dreidels on the Brain

In this video, Joel ben Izzy tells the story behind his fictionalized coming of age Hanukkah memoir, Dreidels on the BrainThis is a loosely autobiographical novel for middle grade readers about a 12-year-old boy as he tries to survive Hanukkah in the suburbs of Los Angeles in 1971. (Coincidentally, that’s the same year Joel ben Izzy made a bet with God… about a dreidel.)

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Beth Golay

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