As the Jewish nation celebrates what may shape up to be a most unusual Chanukah, when many of us are isolated, celebrating at home without family and friends, we turned to you, our dear readers, to help us make the biggest Chanukah party ever.

As part of this effort, many of you shared your stories of a memorable Chanukah.

The essays below, one from Nazi Garmany, one from contemporary Americana, one from the UK, and one from Israel, were selected from among the many submissions we received. Thank you to all who contributed.

And as you celebrate Chanukah at home, please enjoy these vignettes of Chanukah from around the world, and know that we are all together.