Happy Hanukkah!

http://www.csmonitor.com/CSM-Photo-Galleries/Photos-of-the-Day/2010/Photos-of-the-day-12-01/(photo)/5

Lest you think Hanukkah is some sort of "Jewish Christmas", here's the scoop:  Though initially a minor holiday, Hanukkah has become one of the paradigmatic Jewish holidays. Hanukkah commemorates the victory of the Jews over the Syrian Greeks in 164 BCE, and is celebrated by lighting a hanukkiah, or menorah, for eight days, eating latkes, and playing dreidel. 

From "My Jewish Learning":  http://www.myjewishlearning.com/index.shtml






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