A menorah is a candelabra that generally holds nine candles. Eight candles are for each night of Hanukkah, and the ninth candle, which stands taller than the others, is to light the eight candles. Each night, an additional candle is lit. So, on the first night, the taller candle, which is called the shamas, is […]
A dreidle is a four sided, spinning top with a handle, a square middle with four Hebrew letters, and a pointy bottom. The Hebrew letters on the dreidle, nun, gimmel, hey, and shin, stand for the phrase “Nace Gadol Haya Sham” or “a great miracle happened there.” One way to play dreidle is to just […]
I’ve been getting a lot of requests for the lyrics for The Fountainhead’s “I Gotta Feeling” Hanukkah video. So, here goes: I GOTTA FEELING — by Ein Prat Fountainheads I gotta feeling That tonight’s going to be a bright night That tonight’s going to be a bright light That tonight’s going to be a bright […]
I don’t know how long this album download will be free, so grab it now! It is called “Lights, Vol 2. A Hanukkah Sampler” and includes songs from a variety of artists, including Craig Taubman.
Hanukkah is a Jewish celebration that people world wide take part in. The eight day festival of light involves food, prayer, dance, donation, oil, giving and remembrance. Many people ask how is Hanukkah celebrated? The answer is pretty much the same if you were to ask any Jewish person. Ways that they celebrate can vary […]
A great question, why do you eat Latkes on Hanukkah? For the most part, deep fried foods are frowned upon. They are bad for your heart, make you gain weight and are dangerous to cook if using an open fryer. Latkes on the other hand, are a popular food that Jewish people eat during […]
Many people that hear about the Hanukkah celebrations wonder and ask: What is a Menorah? The word Menorah means lamp in the Hebrew language. The Story of Hanukkah talks about the Menorah that was located in the Jewish Temple. Historically it is a very important symbol for the Jewish people. Many historical digs have found […]