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Hannukah
 
<ul><li>Over a thousand years ago, the foreign rulers of the Israelites decreed that the Jews bow down to the image of the...
 
<ul><li>Although the Maccabees won, the Temple in Jerusalem, the Jews’ holy place, was destroyed .  The Jews had to clean ...
 
 
<ul><li>But there was only enough olive oil to fuel the menorah for one night, and it would have taken eight days to make ...
 
Hanukkah celebration, anonymous painting from the 18th century
<ul><li>There are eight days of Hanukkah corresponding to the legend of the miracle of the oil in the Temple .  Foods cook...
 
<ul><li>Hanukkah is celebrated in the home beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev .  Even though it is no...
 
<ul><li>It is traditional to give small gifts to children on each night of Hanukkah .  The party atmosphere is enhanced wi...
 
<ul><li>Another tradition on Hanukkah is to play the dreidel game .  A dreidel is a 4 sided top .  The four letters which ...
 
<ul><li>On the first night of Hanukkah, a single candle  ( or oil wick )  is lit, on the far right side of the menorah .  ...
 
<ul><li>On each successive night an additional candle is added, from right to left  ( two candles lit on the second night,...
 
<ul><li>2  eggs 3 cups grated, drained potatoes 3 tablespoons grated onion 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoo...
 
<ul><li>Oh, Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah, Come light the menorah .  Let's have a party, We'll all dance the hora .  G...
 
<ul><li>Hanukkah can be spelled in 17 different ways :  Channuka, Channukah, Chanuka, Chanukah, Chanuko, Hannuka, Hannukah...
 
The photos and the stories are from the net. Dec-08 Hag Sameach !
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This year Hanukkah is December 12-19

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  1. 1. Hannukah
  2. 3. <ul><li>Over a thousand years ago, the foreign rulers of the Israelites decreed that the Jews bow down to the image of their leader, Antiochus, whose statue was erected in the Temple . But the Jewish people were forbidden by the law of God to bow to statues or idols . Inspired by Mattathias and led by his son, Judah, a small group of Jews called Maccabees rebelled . The Maccabees risked their lives to live according to Jewish law and to prevent this desecration of their sacred Temple. </li></ul>
  3. 5. <ul><li>Although the Maccabees won, the Temple in Jerusalem, the Jews’ holy place, was destroyed . The Jews had to clean and repair the Temple, and when they were finished they rededicated it to God by rekindling the menorah, the nine - branched candelabrum symbolizing the eternal covenant between God and the Jewish people and the continuity of tradition through the generations . </li></ul>
  4. 8. <ul><li>But there was only enough olive oil to fuel the menorah for one night, and it would have taken eight days to make more oil . The legend of the miracle at Hanukkah says that the one day supply of oil burned for eight days and nights until more oil could be made. </li></ul>
  5. 10. Hanukkah celebration, anonymous painting from the 18th century
  6. 11. <ul><li>There are eight days of Hanukkah corresponding to the legend of the miracle of the oil in the Temple . Foods cooked in oil are traditional particularly potato pancakes, called latkes . Today, candles are used instead of oil . On each successive night, the number of candles lit increases by one . Prayers accompany the lighting of the candles. . </li></ul>
  7. 13. <ul><li>Hanukkah is celebrated in the home beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev . Even though it is not mentioned in the Hebrew Scriptures, Hanukkah is widely celebrated . </li></ul>
  8. 15. <ul><li>It is traditional to give small gifts to children on each night of Hanukkah . The party atmosphere is enhanced with songs, games and toys such as a dreidel - a spinning top . Yet the religious celebration - the lighting of the candles with accompanying prayers - must come before the party. </li></ul>
  9. 17. <ul><li>Another tradition on Hanukkah is to play the dreidel game . A dreidel is a 4 sided top . The four letters which appear on the four corners of a dreidel allude to the miracle of Hanukkah . Taken one after the other they spell out : Nes ( miracle ) , Gadol ( great ) , Haya ( happened ) , Sham ( there, meaning in Israel) </li></ul><ul><li>add something </li></ul><ul><li>get everything </li></ul><ul><li>get half </li></ul><ul><li>nothing, pass </li></ul>
  10. 19. <ul><li>On the first night of Hanukkah, a single candle ( or oil wick ) is lit, on the far right side of the menorah . The candles are lit by a &quot; shamash &quot; or service candle, which after being used to light the other candles, takes its own special place on the menorah - usually in a place slightly set apart from the rest . </li></ul>
  11. 21. <ul><li>On each successive night an additional candle is added, from right to left ( two candles lit on the second night, three on the third ...) until finally, on the eighth night, all eight candles are lit . It is customary to light from left to right, with the newest candle lit first . Allow the candles to burn themselves out . </li></ul>
  12. 23. <ul><li>2 eggs 3 cups grated, drained potatoes 3 tablespoons grated onion 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons matzoh meal 1/2 cup fat or butter Drain the grated potatoes by squeezing in a clean towel .. straining well . Beat the eggs and add the potatoes, onion, salt, pepper and matzoh meal . Heat half the fat or butter in a frying pan and drop the potato mixture into it by tablespoon . Fry until browned on both sides . Serves 8 Serve with applesauce or sour cream . </li></ul><ul><li>* The Art of Jewish Cooking by Jennie Grossinger </li></ul>
  13. 25. <ul><li>Oh, Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah, Come light the menorah . Let's have a party, We'll all dance the hora . Gather round the table, We'll give you a treat . dreidels to play with, Latkes to eat . </li></ul><ul><li>And while we are playing The candles are burning low . One for each night, They shed a sweet light, To remind us of days long ago; They shed a sweet light, </li></ul><ul><li>To remind us of days long ago . </li></ul>
  14. 27. <ul><li>Hanukkah can be spelled in 17 different ways : Channuka, Channukah, Chanuka, Chanukah, Chanuko, Hannuka, Hannukah, Hanuka, Hanukah, Hanukkah, Kanukkah, Khannuka, Khannukah, Khanuka, Khanukah, and Khanukkah, and Chanuccah . </li></ul>
  15. 29. The photos and the stories are from the net. Dec-08 Hag Sameach !
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