Happy Hanukkah!

The 8 day Jewish festival of Hanukkah starts today. If you want a fun little explanation about what the holiday is all about, see this Mayim Bialik video from 2017 (on a sidenote: Bialik will be the star of the US Miranda version called “Call me Kat”. I like Mayim but can Kat really be as fun as Miranda? Time will tell)…

I for one had forgotten what those letters on the dreidel (the spinning top that is traditionally played with during the holiday) exactly stood for, and now I remember. πŸ™‚ Also, interesting how Mayim pronounces the word “chanukiah” (name of the 8 armed Hanukkah candelabra); she says “chanu-KEE-ya” whereas in my family we say “cha-NU-kiah”.

I’m not Jewish (although two siblings of mine are) and have no deep knowledge of all that happened around Hanukkah but I do know a little and have had latkes and sufganiyot and lit candles and played the dreidel for Hanukkah before. This festival is, among other things, a festival about finding light in darkness, which feels more relevant than ever this year. So, even to those who don’t celebrate or even really know about Hanukkah, I hope you all can find that light.

Hanukkah Sameach!

7 thoughts on “Happy Hanukkah!

  1. Pingback: 2020 Hanukkah gathering to be in isolation – Jeshuaisten / Jeshuaists

  2. My Mother’s Mother was Jewish, so apparently I’m eligible 😁
    I have to admit to not really knowing much about the religion as my Grandmother left it all behind when she left Berlin.
    Good video and thanks for sharing

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