Saturday, December 08, 2012

Happy Hannukah 2012!

Tonight begins Hanukkah, the festival of lights.

Celebrating the victory of the Jews, led by the Maccabees, over the Hellenic Syrians for the freedom of Israel, it lasts for eight nights.

The Celebration is marked by lighting the Hanukiah (Menorah) each night and adding a candle for each successive night until eight candles plus the shamash candle are burning brightly.

Latkes are made and consumed - potato pancacks made by frying them in oil to remember the miracle of the oil.

Happy Hanukkah!

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