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Hanukkah

Hanukkah

Hanukkah starts on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev, and lasts for eight days. This year, Hanukkah is from the evening of December 8, 2012 (5773), to December 16, 2012 (5773). The Hanukkah blessings are found here. Place the candles in the menorah. The one that is in the taller position (or separated from… Continue Reading

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shortest day

shortest day

Christchurch “city” is glum, grey, and empty. Acres of empty grey spaces, rubble, and the ever-present sound of cascading debris, and metal dinosaurs chewing their way through munted buildings. Fog and grey skies. That’s not even mentioning the people sleeping out in cars, vans, etc. because they have not been helped yet after quakes a… Continue Reading

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Hilarious Hanukkah Medley

Hilarious Hanukkah Medley

Hanukkah חֲנֻכָּה חנוכה starts on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev, and lasts for eight days. The secular dates for 2011 are December 20-28, with the first candle of the menorah lit at nightfall of the 20th. This is the Hilarious Hanukkah Medley, an original medley by Luisa Tedoff Cohen. This live version of… Continue Reading

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Hanukkah 2010

Hanukkah 2010

Hanukkah (Chanukah) this year is celebrated December 1 – 9. Hanukkah marks the rededication of the Second Temple after its desecration by Antiochus IV Epiphanes, King of Syria. When the Maccabees won in the battle against the Seleucid Empire there was only enough consecrated olive oil to fuel the eternal flame in the Temple for… Continue Reading

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