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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Celebrating Hanukkah at home

What is Hanukkah?

Hanukkah, Chanukah or the Festival of Lights is a Jewish holiday celebrated for eight days around late November to late December. The name is derived from a Hebrew word meaning "to dedicate," and during Hanukkah, the Jewish people commemorate the re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem and the "Miracle of The Oil."

The Talmud says that after the Temple had been liberated by the Maccabees from Antiochus IV, only a day’s worth of consecrated olive oil was left to to fuel the eternal flame. Miraculously, it remained burning for eight days, which was just enough time to make more of the oil.

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As usual we celebrated the Festival Of Lights in our house with our children and grandkids,the traditional food is prepared ,candles are lit,songs are sang and prayers are prayed.

The grandkids love to help and stay late to play around.

              P1080856 Zohar showing off her gymnastic skills.

            P1080857 Grandkids helping Grandma in the kitchen

           P1080858        P1080867 Lightening the candles & giving traditional presents.

          P1080875       P1080873   The feast,it takes hours to prepare but it disappears in no time.

        P1080874           P1080878                 P1080879 The Grandkids having fun.

     The tradition is passed from one generation to another and it is always nice to see how the Grandkids are looking forward to these Holidays.

     Happy Hanukkah.


Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Happy Hanukkah to you and your family, Glad to see you were all together for this joyous day, WE love holidays with the Grands too. Sam & Donna...

Jim and Sandie said...

Gorgeous grands. Looks like you had a fantastic time and the food must have been great because it did disappear.

Peter + Beatrix said...

This is the time of the year when we so longingly want to have our family with us. Unfortunately, our families are in Germany. So we have to revert to SKYPE. Great gathering you had.

John and Carol said...

What a wonderful family time! Did you have any left-overs?

Contessa said...

Thank you for sharing your traditions with us.

Danny &Shula Oren said...

Thank you all for your kind blessings.
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving almost at the same time.
NO left overs....sorry