Hanukkah<br />The Jewish Festival of Lights<br />
The History<br />Hanukkah celebrates a post-Biblical event<br />It represents the victory of the Maccabees over the Syrian...
Because the tale of the Maccabees became unpopular around 500 AD, so did the story<br />It remained a minor holiday until ...
When<br />Hanukkah lasts for eight days beginning on 25 Kislev<br />This year Hanukkah is from December 2nd to the 9th<br />
The Festival of Lights<br />Hanukkah is all about lights!<br />For all Jews, the main ritual is the lighting of the candle...
Common Foods of Hanukkah<br />Dough Balls <br />Marshmallow Dreidels<br />Sufganiyot (jelly doughnut)<br />Sweet Potato Cu...
Latkes<br />Ingredients: <br />12 large potatoes, grated<br />3 medium onions, grated<br />4 eggs, beaten lightly<br />5 t...
Blessings<br />Each night after or during the lighting of a candle, two blessings are said:<br />Blessed are You, Eternal ...
Hanukkah Traditions<br />Over the years, many other traditions have developed<br />Fried foods are eaten in recognition of...
“I Have A Little Dreidel”<br />Here is a song that is commonly sung during Hanukkah<br />
Gift Giving<br />Similar to Christmas, gift-giving is another tradition of Hanukkah.    <br />This tradition has developed...
Presentation by<br />Akayla Vershay, <br />Delaney Caballero, <br />Hunter Hinman, <br />and Wes Robertson<br />
Bibliography<br />Anonymous. "Hanukkah - ReligionFacts." Religion, World 	Religions, Comparative Religion - Just the Facts...
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  1. 1. Hanukkah<br />The Jewish Festival of Lights<br />
  2. 2. The History<br />Hanukkah celebrates a post-Biblical event<br />It represents the victory of the Maccabees over the Syrian-Greek rulers of Jerusalem and the rededication of the Temple<br />Hanukkah celebrates a miracle that goes along with the rededication of the Temple<br />God made one day’s worth of oil last for eight days<br />
  3. 3. Because the tale of the Maccabees became unpopular around 500 AD, so did the story<br />It remained a minor holiday until the 1800s<br />The growth in popularity is said to be due to Christmas time gift-giving<br />Hanukkah is now one of the more celebrated holidays<br />
  4. 4. When<br />Hanukkah lasts for eight days beginning on 25 Kislev<br />This year Hanukkah is from December 2nd to the 9th<br />
  5. 5. The Festival of Lights<br />Hanukkah is all about lights!<br />For all Jews, the main ritual is the lighting of the candles<br />Each night one of the candles on the chanukkiah is lit.<br />A menorah has seven candles<br />
  6. 6. Common Foods of Hanukkah<br />Dough Balls <br />Marshmallow Dreidels<br />Sufganiyot (jelly doughnut)<br />Sweet Potato Curry Pancakes<br />Latkes<br />
  7. 7. Latkes<br />Ingredients: <br />12 large potatoes, grated<br />3 medium onions, grated<br />4 eggs, beaten lightly<br />5 tbs. flour <br />3 tsp. salt<br />1 tsp. pepper<br />Oil for deep frying <br />
  8. 8. Blessings<br />Each night after or during the lighting of a candle, two blessings are said:<br />Blessed are You, Eternal One our God, Universal Presence, Who sanctifies us with the mitzvot and gives us this path of kindling the light of Hanukkah<br />Blessed are You, Eternal One our God, Universal Presence, Who worked miracles for our ancestors in ancient days at this time<br />A special prayer is added on the first night:<br />Blessed are You, Eternal One our God, Universal Presence, Who keeps us in Life always, Who supports the unfolding of our uniqueness, and Who brings us to this very moment for blessing<br />
  9. 9. Hanukkah Traditions<br />Over the years, many other traditions have developed<br />Fried foods are eaten in recognition of the oil<br />A game called “Spin the Dreidel” became popular<br />A dreidel is a four-sided spinning top with Hebrew letters on the side<br />A modern tradition of gift giving developed<br />
  10. 10. “I Have A Little Dreidel”<br />Here is a song that is commonly sung during Hanukkah<br />
  11. 11. Gift Giving<br />Similar to Christmas, gift-giving is another tradition of Hanukkah. <br />This tradition has developed recently, during the 19th century, out of the Jewish tradition of giving gelt (tokens) to children who correctly answered questions pertaining to the history of Hanukkah.<br />
  12. 12. Presentation by<br />Akayla Vershay, <br />Delaney Caballero, <br />Hunter Hinman, <br />and Wes Robertson<br />
  13. 13. Bibliography<br />Anonymous. "Hanukkah - ReligionFacts." Religion, World Religions, Comparative Religion - Just the Facts on the World's Religions. N.p., 17 Mar. 2004. Web. 11 Oct. 2010. <http://www.religionfacts.com/judaism/holidays/hanukka h.htm>.<br />Chanukkiah. Digital image. Chanukkah Photos. N.p., 2004. Web. 11 Oct. 2010. <http://www.kosherseek.com/chanukkah_photos.html>.<br />Dreidel. Digital image. Chanukah: The Dreidel's Hidden Meanings. Harav Yitzchak Ginsburgh, 11 Dec. 2009. Web. 11 Oct. 2010. <http://habayitah.blogspot.com/2009/12/chanukah- dreidels-hidden- meanings.html>. <br />Gelt. Digital image. Jon22.net. Jonathan Dobres, 05 Dec. 2007. Web. 11 Oct. 2010. <http://www.jon22.net/adventageous/>.<br />

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