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Happy Hanukkah!

Hanukkah 2009

Happy Hanukkah!

It seems that Jewish Holidays are never on time.  They are either early or late.  This year, I hear people saying that Hanukkah is early, although the Holiday can actually begin as early as late November.

The first night of Hanukkah began this evening.  Since it is a Friday, the first candle was lit before sundown, when the Sabbath begins.  A second "helper" candle, the Shamash, was also lit and is used to light the other Hanukkah candles. 

The "Festival of Lights", as it is also known, commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem and the "miracle of the oil.". When the Maccabees entered the Temple, they only found enough "pure" oil to light the eternal flame for one day.  Miraculously, it burned for eight days, until the oil could be re-supplied. 

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Comment balloon 11 commentsMarilyn Katz • December 11 2009 03:30PM

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Beautiful Display!

Posted by Robert McArtor, Top Listing Agent for Baltimore and Harford County (RE/MAX Components - Fallston Maryland) over 8 years ago

Marilyn

That is quite the impressive collection of dreidels. Happy Channukah to you too!

Posted by DEBORAH STONE (PACIFIC HOME BROKERS, San Diego, CA) over 8 years ago

Robert - Thanks for stopping by

Deborah - And that's not counting the ones the grandchildren have taken home ;-)

Posted by Marilyn Katz, ABR, e-PRO - WestportCTProperties.com (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 8 years ago

Happy Holidays to you and yours!!!

Have a great new year!

Posted by Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, CNE, CRS, ePro, PSA (Keller Williams Realty) over 8 years ago

Marilyn - Happy Hanukkah to you and your family and best wishes for a wonderful holiday.

Posted by Donna Bigda, Greater New Haven CT Real Estate (RE/MAX Alliance) over 8 years ago

Jeremy-  I'm definitely looking forward to the New Year.  I've had enough of 2009 ;-)

Donna-  I hope that you have a joyful Holiday Season, as well.

Posted by Marilyn Katz, ABR, e-PRO - WestportCTProperties.com (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 8 years ago

Marilyn, thank you for sharing this story of the Festival of Lights with us. Have a wonderful and joyful holiday season!

Debi

Posted by Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) over 8 years ago

Hi Marilyn, You are awesome and thank you so much for bringing  this photo back and sharing your story about the "miracle of the oil" and particularly what the candles used are called. Well at least two of them, lol.

Happy Hanukkah !

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) over 8 years ago

Happy Hanukkah to all! I hope you have a great holiday!

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) over 8 years ago

Debi- May the rest of 2009 be filled with Holiday celebrations.

William- Sorry I forgot about the "text" portion for the Photo Blogging Group

Jim-  Thanks for the Holiday wishes. 

Posted by Marilyn Katz, ABR, e-PRO - WestportCTProperties.com (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 8 years ago

hi Marilyn, I hope you had a wonderful Hanukkah and that you have an amazing 2010.

Posted by marti garaughty, a highly caffeinated creative type... (garaughty.com) over 8 years ago

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