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Happy Hannukah!

Mr Happy 14 Dec 09 - 08:28 AM
GUEST,999 14 Dec 09 - 08:29 AM
Jack Blandiver 14 Dec 09 - 08:34 AM
Mr Happy 14 Dec 09 - 08:35 AM
GUEST,999 14 Dec 09 - 08:36 AM
Mr Happy 14 Dec 09 - 09:10 AM
Mr Happy 14 Dec 09 - 09:20 AM
GUEST,John from Kemsing 14 Dec 09 - 09:30 AM
GUEST 14 Dec 09 - 10:02 AM
SINSULL 14 Dec 09 - 10:12 AM
Mr Happy 14 Dec 09 - 10:16 AM
Jack Blandiver 14 Dec 09 - 10:25 AM
beeliner 14 Dec 09 - 10:29 AM
Jim McLean 14 Dec 09 - 01:25 PM
MGM·Lion 14 Dec 09 - 01:38 PM
Mr Happy 15 Dec 09 - 07:03 AM
Bonzo3legs 15 Dec 09 - 07:29 AM
Wesley S 15 Dec 09 - 07:48 AM
Mr Happy 16 Dec 09 - 07:14 AM
Jacob B 16 Dec 09 - 08:50 AM
Jim McLean 16 Dec 09 - 10:18 AM
C. Ham 16 Dec 09 - 11:02 AM
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Subject: Happy Hannukah!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 08:28 AM

Though I'm not of the faith meself [or of any other] I'd like to extend best wishes to those among our community to enjoy their 8 days of Hannukah!


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Subject: RE: Happy Hannukah!
From: GUEST,999
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 08:29 AM

Ditto.


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Subject: RE: Happy Hannukah!
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 08:34 AM

Hannukah actually began at Sundown on Friday...


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Subject: RE: Happy Hannukah!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 08:35 AM

Yes, I know, but better late than never!

More here, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannukah#Hanukkah_rituals


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Subject: RE: Happy Hannukah!
From: GUEST,999
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 08:36 AM

Hanukkah did.


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Subject: RE: Happy Hannukah!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 09:10 AM

Here's a song sung during Hannukah, maybe a kind of equivalent to Xmas songs of the secular kind


Chanukah, Oh Chanukah


Chanukkah, O Chanukkah

A yontev a sheyner

A lustiger a freylicher

Nito noch azoyner

Ale nacht in dreydl shpiln mir

Zudigheyse latkes esn mir

Geshvinder tsindt kinder

Di dininke lichtelech on

Zogt "al ha-nisim," loybt G-t far di nisim

Un kumt gicher tantsn in kon


(Translation)

Chanukah, Oh Chanukah, come light the Menorah

Let's have a party, we'll all dance the hora

Gather round the table, we'll all have a treat

Sivivon to play with, and latkes to eat.



And while we are playing

The candles are burning low

One for each night, they shed a sweet light

To remind us of days long ago.


One for each night, they shed a sweet light

To remind us of days long ago.


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Subject: RE: Happy Hannukah!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 09:20 AM

Jolly rendition from a merry musical rabbi here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipXgdjBfKDk


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Subject: RE: Happy Hannukah!
From: GUEST,John from Kemsing
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 09:30 AM

Our friend in N.Y. tells us of her electric Menora which she keeps illuminated in her flat during the whole festivity. I had no idea of whatof she spoke, a beautiful, elaborate candelabra, until she explained.


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Subject: RE: Happy Hannukah!
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 10:02 AM

Whether it's Hannuka, Hannukah, Chanuka, Chanukah or Channukah, or whether it's menora or menorah it's all good.

In America, Chanukah seems to have more importance than in other parts of the world, especially Israel, perhaps in part because of it's proximity to Christmas, and the gifting nature of that celebration. In Israel it is just a minor holiday, so I am told, with few, if any, gifts. Also, here we eat lots of potato pancakes (latkes), whereas the treat of choice in Israel is...the donut. Both are treats fried in oil which is the source of the Chanukah miracle.

As one who does celebrate, I thank you all for your seasonal wishes; I'll be back at ya in about ten days.

John


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Subject: RE: Happy Hannukah!
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 10:12 AM

Channukah, Channukah
Come light the mennorah.
Happy faces all around
We'll all dance the horah.

Apologize for spelling errors. In NYC I used to celebrate Channukah with friends, Passover too. Wonderful times.


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Subject: RE: Happy Hannukah!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 10:16 AM

A Sevivon or Dreidel

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dreidel_001.jpg


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Subject: RE: Happy Hannukah!
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 10:25 AM

An on-line Dreidel:

http://www.holidays.net/chanukah/spin.htm


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Subject: RE: Happy Hannukah!
From: beeliner
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 10:29 AM

C'mon gimel! Baby needs a new pair of shoes!


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Subject: RE: Happy Hannukah!
From: Jim McLean
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 01:25 PM

My Yiddish is not too good but the English translation is rather loose and not exact in a few lines, even giving poetical license. Can anyone provide a literal translation? and I too add my best wishes.


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Subject: RE: Happy Hannukah!
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 01:38 PM

A friend who lives there has just sent me a youtube link to Tom Lehrer's 'I'm spending Hanukah in Santa Monica'. Well worth googling.


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Subject: RE: Happy Hannukah!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 15 Dec 09 - 07:03 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZUgr1zh878


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Subject: RE: Happy Hannukah!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 15 Dec 09 - 07:29 AM

Any offerings from Kinky Friedman?


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Subject: RE: Happy Hannukah!
From: Wesley S
Date: 15 Dec 09 - 07:48 AM

Does anyone know how a menorah is passed down through the generations in a family? Is it handed down to the women of the family? The sons ?Is there a custom involved in who gets it?


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Subject: RE: Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah!!
From: Mr Happy
Date: 16 Dec 09 - 07:14 AM

...........& to not leave out anyone of other beliefs, here's a Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0unZw4PWsdk


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Subject: RE: Happy Hannukah!
From: Jacob B
Date: 16 Dec 09 - 08:50 AM

Here's a more literal translation of the Yiddish version of the Oy Chanukah lyrics:

Oh Chanukah, Oh chanuka
A holiday a lovely one
A Lusty and happy one
There is none like it

Every night in dreydl
Do we play
Hot tasty latkes
Do We eat

      Light Children
The Chanukah lights on
Sing "Al Ha-Nisim" (For The Miracles),
Thank G-d for the miracles
Lets all dance jointly


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Subject: RE: Happy Hannukah!
From: Jim McLean
Date: 16 Dec 09 - 10:18 AM

Thanks, Jacob B.


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Subject: RE: Happy Hannukah!
From: C. Ham
Date: 16 Dec 09 - 11:02 AM

Does anyone know how a menorah is passed down through the generations in a family? Is it handed down to the women of the family? The sons ?Is there a custom involved in who gets it?

It really varies from family to family. Some families have their own traditions or customs about handing things down, some don't.


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Subject: RE: Happy Hannukah!
From: olddude
Date: 16 Dec 09 - 11:04 AM

And a very happy Hannukah from me also my friends
God Bless
Dan


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Subject: RE: Happy Hannukah!
From: C. Ham
Date: 16 Dec 09 - 11:06 AM

My favorite Hannukah CD is, by far,Woody Guthrie's Happy Joyous Hannukah by the Klezmatics.


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