black kensington ugg boots Articles about Hanukkah
Israeli teens illuminate Hanukkah in Orlando area
By Mark I. The gifts tend to be more modest candy and small amounts of money and there are few decorations, the Israeli teen said Monday, amid the pre holiday hubbub at the Hebrew Day School in Maitland. Instead, there are parties in homes as the candles are lit, and big pop music concerts in city centers.
2 synagogues are preparing to celebrate Festival of Lights
November 24, 2007
Two synagogues have announced their plans for the celebration of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. The eight day holiday celebrates events more than 2,000 years ago in Judea, modern day Israel, when the Maccabees triumphed over the Syrians and the Temple in Jerusalem was rededicated. Hanukkah, which means rededication, also commemorates the temple’s one day supply of oil that burned for eight days. Don’t feel bad for the little darlings. They’ve been hauling in plenty of Hanukkah loot digital cameras, Ugg boots, gift cards galore. But at 9 and 11, my daughters seem, much to my dismay, to have aged out of toys. I tested this theory while I was driving them to school a few weeks ago. Me: “You guys aren’t getting any toys for Hanukkah.” Julia, 9, sputtering with indignation: “We’re not? What do you mean, we’re not getting any toys?”Happy whatever: Let’s call a truce in war of words
By Tammy L. Carter, Sentinel Columnist, December 21, 2006
Belated happy Bodhi Day. Happy Hanukkah. Merry Christmas. Happy Kwanzaa. Happy winter solstice. Happy New Year! Whew . . . what . . . a . . . mouthful! There are so many holidays to remember and acknowledge during December, it is no wonder retailers are in a quandary about how to greet customers and decorate their stores. Some of the winter holidays celebrated each year are Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the solstice. Christmas commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ; Hanukkah recalls the rededication of the temple of Jerusalem after the victory of the Maccabees; Kwanzaa is a nonreligious holiday that honors African Americans and their heritage; Bodhi Day recalls when Buddha achieved enlightenment; and on the longest night of the year, the winter solstice celebrates the return of the light and a renewal of spirit.Happy Hanukkah’ or else
There is a war on Hanukkah. I know this because, even by late last week, I had absolutely no idea it was Hanukkah. Usually my grandmother sends a card, or the radio plays that Adam Sandler song, or one of those Chabad people in a Mitzvah tank picks me out on the street as Jewish and hands me candles, causing me to worry that I’m balding and short and my nose is too big. Apparently, disseminating self loathing is a mitzvah. “Our families kind of adopted each other,” recalls Kolin, 37,an attorney. “We were like brothers.” But this was nearly 25 years ago, the era before Seinfeld and Adam Sandler’s “The Chanukah Song,” when Jews and their holidays were still a mystery to many Central Florida Christians such as Rogers. Wednesday at the library, 1995 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora. Learn the customs and history of the Jewish holiday. Michele Sobel, a member of Congregation Sinai in Clermont, will speak. Admission is free. Details: 352 735 7180, Option 5. In 2006, Hanukkah will start at sunset Dec. 15 and end at nightfall Dec. 23.