Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Candles Of Praise

Tonight is the first night of Chanuka, Hanuka or Hanukkah if you're SEO conscious. One day there might be a consensus on the English spelling.

Eight nights of lighting the menorah (or hanukia), spinning the sevivion (spinning top) for a game of dreidl, and eating latkes (potato pancakes) and  sufganiot (doughnuts). Of course there are presents or Hanuka gelt (money) given and every night we light is an excuse for a party.

Happy Hanuka!




Haneirot Halalu Anu Madlikin

We light the candles of praise in honour of the deliverances, the miracles, and the wonders which You worked for our fathers through Your holy priests. For all eight days of Hanuka these lights are sacred and we must make no other use of them except to look at them and give thanks.

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    1. So did I Midlife. Thank you for commenting. ;)

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  2. Happy Chanuka and a more peaceful new year to you both xx

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    1. Thanks Lisa, I gave up on comments ofr this post and wrote my own but I'm happy to have you join me. :)

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    2. Haha...I thought you had, hence my comment :-)

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  3. Sorry that this post was not well trafficked. xx

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    1. It's ok, thank you for commenting anyway. Actually the stats show that it was seen but obviously people didn't have anything to say about it. Truth is I didn't write very much. And thanks for your seasonal greetings. :)

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    1. Thank you! I love this exchange of cultures. xx

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  5. Happy Hanuka... always lovely to get an insight into your world :-)

    xx Jazzy

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    1. Thank you. Looking forward to returning the greetings in a couple of weeks. xx

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