If someone starts Hannukah on the wrong day, whose fault is it really? I've heard various opinions: That person's fault. He's a schlemiel. The temple congregation for insufficient reminders/ advance notice. The rabbi for not leading clearly enough, the congregation.
Cliff Bennett McMinnville, OR
December 20, 2015
Happy Hannaukah to all and to alla good night. peace on earth
December 14, 2015
I love the Jewish people I wish I was born into them.
December 13, 2015
Happy Hannukah from a muslim guy living in Canada! I love you all!
December 8, 2015
December 7, 2015
Happy Chanukah 2015
Happy Chanukah from a Christian brother in God. We pray protection and peace for Israel and all the Jewish people around the world. Please know that many Christians stand with you.
December 6, 2015
Chanukah means “dedication” or “induction.” Following their victory over the Greeks, the Maccabees rededicated the Holy Temple and its altar, which had been desecrated and defiled by the pagan invaders.
Chanukah celebrates two miracles:
a) The 2nd century BCE victory of a small, greatly outnumbered and out-armed army of Jews, known as the “Maccabees,” over the mighty Greek army that occupied the Holy Land.
b) The kindling of a seven-branched Menorah (candelabra) was an important component of the daily service in the Holy Temple. When the Maccabees liberated the Temple from the hands of the Greek invaders, they found only a small cruse of pure and undefiled olive oil fit for fueling the Menorah. The problem was, it was sufficient to light the Menorah only for one day, and it would take eight days to produce new pure oil. Miraculously, the oil burned for eight days.
Chabad.org Staff chabadone.org
December 5, 2015
What does Hanukkah mean or what is the purpose
December 3, 2015
Happy Hanukkha to all :))
December 1, 2015
We pronounce it with the 'ch' as in Johannes Bach, nothing wrong with that.