Master Ijaa and Auntie Mesh'la

Master Ijaa and Auntie Mesh'la
A wedding picture that I drew for Master Ijaa and Auntie Mesh'la! Congrats Ijaa'vodu and Mesh'la'vodu!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hanukkah (7 days of Christmas... day 3)

This post is about Hanukkah.. i guess this could be considered the 3 post about Christmas.. but any way, let's talk about Hanukkah. Hanukkah is a Hebrew/ Jewish celebration which lasts for 8 days. According to the Jewish calendar, Kislev, this amazing holiday starts on the 25th. But according to the Gregorian calendar, this holiday could start anywhere between November and December. When you think of Hanukkah, what do you think of? Well, in my point of view, when I think of Hanukkah, I think of an extremely long Christmas week. For every day of Hanukkah, the participants would usually light a candle like ornament called the Menorah or Hanikian. The Menorah is a unique candelabrum which has nine branches/ candles. Though typical candelabrum have only eight branches, but modern Menorahs have an additional light called a shamash

Hanukkah is an amazing holiday. During Hanukkah, you will normally eat Latkes. That is the traditional food that you would eat. Before they light the candles on the Hanikian they say a blessing such as like the ones bellow: 

Hanneirot hallalu anachnu madlikin 'al hannissim ve'al hanniflaot 'al hatteshu'ot ve'al hammilchamot she'asita laavoteinu bayyamim haheim, (u)bazzeman hazeh 'al yedei kohanekha hakkedoshim. Vekhol-shemonat yemei Hanukkah hanneirot hallalu kodesh heim, ve-ein lanu reshut lehishtammesh baheim ella lir'otam bilvad kedei lehodot ul'halleil leshimcha haggadol 'al nissekha ve'al nifleotekha ve'al yeshu'otekha.

The translation: 

We light these lights for the miracles and the wonders, for the redemption and the battles that you made for our forefathers, in those days at this season, through your holy priests. During all eight days of Hanukkah these lights are sacred, and we are not permitted to make ordinary use of them except for to look at them in order to express thanks and praise to Your great Name for Your miracles, Your wonders and Your salvations.

This is my report on Hanukkah...

God Bless you all! 

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