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- n. Variant of Hanukkah.
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- proper n. Alternative spelling of Hanukkah.
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- n. (Judaism) an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC
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Would anyone play around with the word "Chanukah"?
Far from being a Jewish version of “goodwill toward men” or some trendy contemporary cause, the original story of Chanukah is about something very different: the refusal of a people to bow down to the idols of the popular culture of their day — their resolve to remain separate and faithful to their own traditions.
Even more to the point, Chanukah is the story of a particularly bloody Jewish civil war whose outcome has stood ever since as a warning against the perils of discarding faith and freedom to fit it with more popular ideological movements.
The first night of Chanukah is tomorrow night, and with the Stage & Carnegie Delis fighting each other over who can more effectively gouge stupid tourists, you have to travel a little farther off the beaten path if you want potato pancakes at Midtown Lunch approved prices.
We recognize that Chanukah is an important holiday, which often coincides with Christmas, though unfortunately not this year.
It's all 'cause Chanukah is earlier than Christmas this year.
Third, Chanukah is a holiday of rabbinic origin, not from the Torah.
(As the indictment process appears to be an ongoing one, Fitzukah [as in Chanukah, an 8 day celebration] seems more appropriate than Fitzmas [a one day affair.])
Jewish, but still trying to explain why Santa doesn’t come to our house AND explain why Chanukah is just as much fun, which it isn’t.
So, in the spirit of embracing my inner Jewess I decided to embark on a project I have resisted for years -- making sufganiyot, aka Chanukah donuts.