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Hanukkah Blessings

Hanukkah Blessings

0 / August 2, 2012 1:51 PM

              Before lighting the Hanukkah Menorah candles 2 blessings: First Chanukah Blessing       Tranliteration: Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu, melekh ha’olam, asher kidishanu b’mitz’votav v’tzivanu, l’had’lik neir shel Chanukah. (Amein) Translation: Blessed are you, Lord, [&hellip

What is a Menorah?

What is a Menorah?

2 / September 25, 2011 11:27 AM

One of the best known and loveliest Jewish holidays is Hanukkah, which is also known as the festival of lights. But without a Hanukkah menorah, and lighting the Hanukkah candles, there would be no lights. So what exactly is a menorah, what is the meaning behind it and what are the traditions regarding lighting it

What is a Dreidel (dreidle)?

What is a Dreidel (dreidle)?

2 / September 22, 2011 3:03 PM

A dreidel is a four cornered spinning top used as a toy. The word Dreidel (aka dreidle) is originated in Yiddish (meaning “to “turn).

Although spin tops are an internationally known toy, the Jewish spin top – the Dreidel (also Sevivon in Hebrew) was adopted by Jews around the world as a Hanukkah toy with the Hebrew letter Nun, Gimel, Heh, Poh that stands for Nes Gadol Haya Poh (“a big miracle took place here”, in Hebrew)

What is Hanukkah (chanukah)?

What is Hanukkah (chanukah)?

0 / September 20, 2011 2:53 PM

Hanukkah is the Jewish holiday that commemorates the freeing of the second temple in Jerusalem (2nd century BCE) from the control of Antiochus (the Greek ruler of that time) by the Maccabean (aka Makabim, Maqabim) uprising against the Greeks. Following [&hellip

When is Hanukkah (chanukah)?

When is Hanukkah (chanukah)?

0 / September 20, 2011 12:59 PM

Hanukkah date on the Hebrew calendar begins on 25th day of the month of Kislev (Hanukkah Eve is on the 24 of Kislev).

Following are the corresponding Hanukkah dates according to the civil Gregorian calendar for the upcoming years