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KnittingNat
12-04-2007, 07:43 AM
Happy Hanukkah everyone! In the next 8 days we will be lighting candles in memory of the Maccabi rebellion and victory over the Seleucid Antiochus IV and the rededication of the Second Temple. I wish everyone the miracles like the one that kept the oil burning for 8 day in the "container of oil" of the Temple instead of just one day. This holiday is all about oily and totally unhealthy food such as the "sufganiyot" - big round donuts filled with jam or other goodies. Diet, here we come!

Eccie
12-04-2007, 08:57 AM
Happy Hanukkah :)

dustinac
12-04-2007, 09:58 AM
Happy Hanukkah!!

Knitting_Guy
12-04-2007, 10:36 AM
Happy Hanukkah!

stitchwitch
12-04-2007, 10:49 AM
Happy Hanukkah everyone!! Enjoy your time, enjoy your family, enjoy your traditions and enjoy those donuts! :muah:

HollyP
12-04-2007, 12:14 PM
Happy Hanukkah! Enjoy a sufganiyot for me!

debinoz
12-04-2007, 02:04 PM
Happy Hanukkah!!! I was just explaining to my kids the other night about the eight candles and the oil. Glad to see I had most of it right. Enjoy!

ritaw
12-04-2007, 02:24 PM
Happy Hanukkah!:)

Kaydee
12-04-2007, 04:41 PM
Happy Hanukkah!! My roommate is Jewish so I bought a menorah this weekend and I'm super excited to light the first candle! I'm making her teach me some prayers too.

Jan in CA
12-04-2007, 05:00 PM
Happy Hanukkah to everyone! :hug:

DQ
12-04-2007, 05:09 PM
Happy Hanukkah :)

PCwombat
12-04-2007, 10:38 PM
Happy Channukah!
Bah, though, it being so early and me being at school and not at home.

Sanibelle
12-05-2007, 11:49 AM
Happy Hanakuh! We lit our first candle last night and my DH got me one of the digital photo frames. I brought it to work to day loaded with a my pics from my Europe vacation a few weeks ago and have bored all my coworkers this AM.

BinkyKat
12-06-2007, 01:31 AM
Happy Hanukkah to you all. I am not Jewish, but being Catholic I really love the traditions. I wish particular friend of mine still lived nearby. I got to experience a little bit of Passover with him but wish I could have experienced Hanukkah too because of those stories and traditions as well.
Enjoy all your celebrations! :hug:

sugarfunpouch
12-06-2007, 10:03 PM
That's cool! I celebrate Hannukah too!
Christmas too!
(My mom's Jewish and my dad is Christian.

Jeremy
12-07-2007, 12:15 AM
Happy Channukah.:grphug:

BostonBecca
12-07-2007, 11:12 AM
Happy Hannukah.

I made some yummy latkes last night and lit candles, etc. We missed the 2nd night, but I love Hannukah because of all the traditions, including the food, the games, etc.

I put some Hannukahy pictures up on my blog if anyone is interested (Our Menorah and some yummy new yarn).

gingerbread
12-09-2007, 09:50 AM
Happy Hanukkah :p

yarnrainbow
12-09-2007, 11:46 AM
Happy Hanukkah! :balloons:

jdee
12-09-2007, 07:45 PM
Happy Hanakkah! Enjoy your celebration!

Shandeh
12-09-2007, 10:22 PM
Blessings to you and your family, as you celebrate Hanukkah.
:hug:

jess_hawk
12-10-2007, 12:40 AM
Happy Hannukah! (I know I'm late... please let me off easy, I'm Catholic!)

Miss Moosey
12-10-2007, 12:53 AM
Chag sameach everybody!

Here is a suggestion for all of you who are fried-food phobic: make a nice potato kugel instead of latkes. It's baked, not fried, so it has much less bad stuff in it while retaining all of the good taste of latkes! I know that fried foods are traditional, but the Hasmoneans did not understand the risks of heart disease back then.

On the other hand, anybody who washes, peels, and grates five pounds of potatoes has probably exercised enough to deserve a nice latke!

Rebecca

jdee
12-10-2007, 03:41 AM
Please forgive me, but what are latkes? From the last post, I picture them as fried potato cakes. Is that right?

KnittingNat
12-10-2007, 07:18 AM
yes, latkes are kind of fried potato pancakes, yummy, but unhealthy:teehee:

Sanibelle
12-10-2007, 01:23 PM
But it is traditional to eat fried foods for Hanakuh, so I guess once a year it is OK!

KnittingNat
12-10-2007, 01:35 PM
But it is traditional to eat fried foods for Hanakuh, so I guess once a year it is OK!
Yep, nothing like traditional Jewish food, nothing for the diet in Yiddishe Mame recipe book :teehee:.

zkimom
12-10-2007, 02:34 PM
Happy Chanukkah, everyone!

I love being a Unitarian (was raised Jewish so there's plenty of latkes and doughnuts in my blood!) at this time of year -- we get to celebrate ALL the holidays!

Best,
Susan

jess_hawk
12-10-2007, 02:34 PM
Well-made latkes are very tastiful, as I remember from when I was little and learning about Hannukah in school. Unfortunately, although my college cafeteria is happy to serve them, they are poor-quality. Everything in the caf tastes the same, which I realized when I discovered that my stir-fry tasted the same as the noodle soup, the alfredo, and the tacos.
I want some tastiful latkes...

jdee
12-10-2007, 03:38 PM
They sound yummy. :)