Jaffa, the Israeli Magical Scarecrow, and his friend Moshe the mule, discover a dreidel on the eve of Chanukah. Eager to find out what this curious spinning top really is they seek out the advice of three wise Rabbis. After hearing three historical and incredible versions of the true origins of the dreidel, only as the first Chanukah candle is lit does the true meaning of Chanukah (and the answer to their question) reveal itself. As a supplement to The Magical Scarecrows range of books, celebrity DVDs, e-books, and audio books, all Magical Scarecrows products enhance learning and encourage questions. All products in the range also support the "Kids Who Read Succeed" program that puts books into the hands of needy children all over the world ABSOLUTELY FREE to help with the vital skill of literacy.
Following on from "The Israeli Magical Scarecrow's Chanukah Adventure," Jaffa, the Israeli Magical Scarecrow, and his friend Moshe the mule decide to join in the Purim festivities. Jaffa sets about making a mask so none of the grown ups will discover his true - secret - identity and heads towards the Great Synagogue in Jerusalem. As the story of Purim is gradually revealed, Jaffa decides to take some hamantaschen out for his friend, Moshe. A suspicious member of the congregation spots what he thinks is someone stealing the children's Purim treats and follows Jaffa demanding to know his true identity. If Jaffa is forced to remove his mask the secret he has promised to keep will be exposed threatening to end the special mission Jaffa, and other Magical Scarecrows around the world, have sworn to carry out. Can Rabbi Yisrael and the great power that brought Jaffa to life do something in time to save the day? Find more Magical Scarecrows stories at