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Hanukkah

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Elisa Tricarico

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Transcript of Hanukkah

Hanukkah

What are the Symbols of Hanukkah?
How has Hanukkah Changed?
Due to its nearness to Christmas, Hanukkah has greatly changed overtime
giving gifts
Hanukkah bush
Hanukkah cards and decorations
gelt
What is Hanukkah?
When and How is Hanukkah Celebrated?
Fried Foods
Latkes - potato pancakes fried in oil; often served with apple sauce/sour cream at Hanukkah parties in Canada
How to Play Dreidel
Blessings
Riddhi Rawal & Elisa Tricarico
Faria, N.
HRT3M1-03
Monday, January 13, 2014

means "dedication" in Hebrew
Jewish festival of dedication
or festival of lights

commemorates The Maccabean Revolt
On Friday, the lights are kindled before the beginning of the Sabbath.
Before kindling the lights, the following blessings are said:


Blessed art thou, O Lord our God, King of the universe, who hast sanctified us by thy commandments, and commanded us to kindle the light of Hanukkah.

Blessed art thou, O Lord our God, King of the universe, who wroughtest miracles for our fathers in days of old, at this season.
usually celebrated in December
a hanukkiyah is a Hanukkah menorah that holds 8 candles as well as a
shamash
("servant")
blessings may be performed by
any family member(s)
shamash
is held and lit by an
individual
Hanukkiyah
Dreidel - a top with Hebrew letters written on its four sides
Sufganiyot - fried jelly-filled doughnuts dusted with icing sugar
It is a tradition to eat fried foods during Hanukkah to celebrate the miracle of oil.
Story is recorded in the book of Maccabees and the Talmud; not the Torah
Hanukkah is not as significant to Jews as Christmas is to Christians - no restriction on work/school
What is the Catholic View on Hanukkah?
Hanukkah celebrates one of God's miracles
The Catechism says that "miracles strengthen faith in the One who does his Father's works."
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Hanukkah is found in the New Testament (John 10:22)
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