Tuesday, December 20, 2011

HAPPY HANUKKAH


...especially to my first love Ross whom I always had to remind when the holidays were. I was such a good roman catholic.

Hanukkah, pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew, also romanized as Chanukah, Chanukkah, or Chanuka), also known as the Festival of Lights, begins at sundown tonight and is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE and that after the forces of Antiochus IV had been driven from the Temple, the Maccabees discovered that almost all of the ritual olive oil had been profaned. They found only a single container that was still sealed by the High Priest, with enough oil to keep the menorah in the Temple lit for a single day. They used this, yet it burned for eight days (the time it took to have new oil pressed and made ready).


4 comments:

Ron said...

Happy Hanukkah to all my Jewish friends, the last one (Harvey) who moved to Ft. Lauderdale last year. Happy Hanukkah Harvey.

Ray's Cowboy said...

Hope you have a blessed day. Thanks for letting everyone know.


Hugs
Ray

DUTA said...

Lovely post and relevant pictures of a menorah and a spinning top!

Happy Hanuka! or as we say in hebrew Hag Hanuka Sameah!

R.J. said...

Happy Hanukkah!

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