Chanukah 2018

 

 Chanukah Season for 2018 begins on

Sunday evening, December 2 and ends

the evening of Monday, December 10. 

We celebrate Messiah Jesus, the Light of the World

in December with

Christmas, Hanukkah and First Fruits.

Here's a bit more about Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights.

 

 

 

Chanukah/Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish celebration.

Hanukkah is celebrated from 25 Kislev - Tevet 3.

Chanukah means "Dedication." 

Chanukah shows how faith triumphs over speculative reason and demonstrates the power of the miracle in the face of mere humanism.

 

So, is it Hanukkah or Chanukah? Turns out it's either or.

Hanukkah or Chanukah?

 

There are a number of websites that teach about the history, the culture, the food, the feasts, the candle lighting ceremony, etc. of both First Fruits and Hanukkah.

 

Three that provide a wealth of information are:

History of Hanukkah History.com

Chanukah (Beginning) Judaism 101

What Does Hanukkah Really Mean? Chabad.org

 

 Rather sing? Well, there is the wonderful Chanukah celebration song, Hava Nagila 

 

HAVA NAGILA (Hebrew)

Chanukah Celebration Song

Hava Nagila

Hava Nagila

Hava Nagila

Ve-nismeha! (2x)

Hava Neranenah

Hava Neranenah

Hava Neranenah,

Ve-nismeha! (2x)

Uru, uru aḥim!

Uru aḥim be-lev sameaḥ (4x)

Uru aḥim, uru aḥim!

Be-lev sameaḥ.

HAVA NAGILA (English)

Chanukah Celebration Song

Let’s rejoice

Let's rejoice

Let's rejoice

And be happy

Let's sing

Let's sing

Let's sing

And be happy!

Awake, awake my brothers

Awake, my brothers with a happy heart

Awake, my brothers, awake, my brothers!

With a happy heart.

 

 

 

And let's not forget the food!

Since we fast solid food two days per week this month,

we will make this brief.:) 

 

According to HuffingtonPost.com:

 Traditional Food: Hanukkah

Since it is the festival of lights, traditional foods include those that are fried in oil.
This food represents the holy oil in the temple.
 
Potato latkes and doughnuts (sufganiyot) are requirements.
And brisket is a traditional main course. Browse our collection of recipes, perfect for a holiday feast.
 
 
 
 
Yum, Yum, Yum! 
 
But if you're doing a Keto or paleo style food plan, you may be looking for different recipes.  
 
There are actually some great sites that provide recipes for cauliflower latkes (latkes) keto sufganiyot (donuts), and even brisket (brisket).
 
Nosh on!

 

Finally, the linked slideshow contains some of the information gleaned from the referenced websites about Chanukah. 

While it is not an exhaustive study, we are happy to provide you with the basics

to get you started.

Oh, and make sure you check out the Dreidle game.

 

Chanukah Sameach!

 

A Few Facts About Chanukah (Slideshow)