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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 03:22 AM

Happy Chanukah!



Hanukkah (/ˈhɑːnəkə/ HAH-nə-kə; Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה‎ khanuká, Tiberian: khanuká, usually spelled חנוכה, pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew, [ˈχanukə] or [ˈχanikə] in Yiddish; a transliteration also romanized as Chanukah or Ḥanukah) is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar. It is also known as the Festival of Lights and the Feast of Dedication.

The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched menorah (also called a Chanukiah/Hanukiah), one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. The typical menorah consists of eight branches with an additional visually distinct branch. The extra light, with which the others are lit, is called a shamash (Hebrew: שמש‎‎, "attendant" and is given a distinct location, usually above or below the rest.[1] Other Hanukkah festivities include playing dreidel and eating oil-based foods such as doughnuts and latkes. Since the 1970s, the worldwide Chabad Hasidic movement has initiated public menorah lightings in open public places in many countries.[2]

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Behind the Aegis Dec 2016 OP
RandySF Dec 2016 #1
Behind the Aegis Dec 2016 #8
octoberlib Dec 2016 #2
Behind the Aegis Dec 2016 #14
In_The_Wind Dec 2016 #3
Behind the Aegis Dec 2016 #13
LeftishBrit Dec 2016 #4
Behind the Aegis Dec 2016 #9
Danmel Dec 2016 #5
Behind the Aegis Dec 2016 #10
JudyM Dec 2016 #6
Behind the Aegis Dec 2016 #11
Buckeye_Democrat Dec 2016 #7
Behind the Aegis Dec 2016 #12
Buckeye_Democrat Dec 2016 #18
JudyM Dec 2016 #15
Rustyeye77 Dec 2016 #16
Gothmog Dec 2016 #17
brer cat Dec 2016 #19

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 05:04 AM

1. Happy Chanukah to you and your loved ones!

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Response to RandySF (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 03:19 PM

8. Thank you!

Gonna go open some gifts.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 05:28 AM

2. Happy Hanukkah!!

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 03:26 PM

14. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 03:26 PM

13. Thanks!!

Great card...and a rainbow set of candles to boot! Awesome!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 10:55 AM

4. And to you!

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 03:19 PM

9. Hope you have a good one!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 11:03 AM

5. Chag Sameach!

Hebrew for Happy Holiday!

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Response to Danmel (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 03:23 PM

10. Same to you! (Glad to see you back!) nt

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 11:33 AM

6. Happy Chanukah!

Though the Shehecheanu was a little bittersweet - with the future so in doubt with the new crazy administration...


(Trafalgar Sq last year)

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Response to JudyM (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 03:24 PM

11. How beautiful!

Stay strong, seems this Chanukah we are facing the same struggles all over, it's just not the Greeks this time.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 11:37 AM

7. Happy Hanukkah!

From a gentile!

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 03:25 PM

12. And Happy Holidays to you.

I would say "Merry Christmas", but 'gentile' doesn't tell the holiday you celebrate!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #12)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 07:18 PM

18. I'm not religious anymore.

I was raised a Christian (Methodist), but now I'm an atheist.

Happy Holidays or just about anything works for me.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 04:34 PM

15. White House Chanukah reception, honoring Elie Wiesel

Some touching moments and good quotes here.
"Each wick an answer to the wicked."
And likening the 8 years his critics never thought he'd last to the 8 days the oil lasted...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017416414
(Cross-post fromVideo and Multimedia)

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 04:41 PM

16. Happy Chanukah.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 06:35 PM

17. Happy Chanukah to all

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 07:26 PM

19. Happy Chanukah, BtA.

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