Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wonderful things wednesday - Hanukkah

Hanukkah begins on the 25th of Jewish month Kislev which falls on December 2nd this year. The word Hanukkah means "dedication" in Hebrew, and this holiday commemorates the re-dedication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks.

Jews believe that a miracle occured during the re-dedicatipon of the temple. There was only enough oil to light the temple's menorah for one day. Miraculously, flame remained lit for eight days and nights, giving enough time to find more oil to sustain the fire.

Hanukkah is also called the "Festival of Lights" and its celebrations include games, gifts, eating traditional foods and lighting a new candle on the menorah each night.

In our previous post we placed a question:
How many candles do you need to light the menorah for all 8 days? Do not forget that each evening you need the shamash…

Here is the answer:





Story by Alla FleetingStillness

7 comments:

daimblond said...

very interesting article!

allmadewithlove said...

Very nice article! Thank you!

TonyaUtkina said...

That is a great post! So inventive!!!

IrinaN said...

Interesting! Thank you for sharing. :)

LiriGal said...

Beautiful gifts!

Fine said...

Great article!
Thanks for including my embroidery in this awesome collection!

rizalaYa said...

Now I know another thing more. Thank you. And happy Hanukkah!

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