Same Subject Challenge Day 3 by olivetreeann

Same Subject Challenge Day 3

The name Hanukkah appears on this menorah which I purchased several years ago. It reads from right to left with the Hebrew letters Hey, Nun, Vav, Het and Hey. Although most people call this holiday the Festival of Lights, that is not what the word Hanukkah means! It means "dedication", reminding us that the Temple needed to be rededicated to the L-rd after the Maccabees had cleansed it. Hanukkah menorahs are different from others. While other menorahs have seven branches, the "hanukkiyah" has nine. The ninth candle is used to light the other eight and the menorah is usually placed in or near the front window so that it can serve as a testimony to the miracle which occurred back in the days of the Maccabees. After the candles are lit, a family will usaually sing a song. This song often recognize G-d's power to deliver. The candles are left to burn all the way down and new candles are put in each evening. In more modern times, the exchange of gifts and playing dreidel games have become popular along with traditional holiday foods such as potato latkes. Hanukkah is a fun holiday for the entire family.
Beautiful! I like the variety of colors.
December 23rd, 2011  
You have really taken to this challenge, great shot.
December 23rd, 2011  
I like the colors
December 23rd, 2011  
Interesting shot
December 23rd, 2011  
very pretty and informative!
December 23rd, 2011  
lovely colours and nice processing, ann.
December 23rd, 2011  
Interesting information. I like the colorful candles.
December 23rd, 2011  
I love the detail and the picture
December 24th, 2011  
It's a wonderful photo and a great informational commentary.
December 24th, 2011  
Happy Hanukkah! and Merry Christmas Too! I have appreciated your comments so much this year! Thank you for teaching me more about Hanukkah!
December 24th, 2011  
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@digitalrn Thanks Rick! Wishing you many happy hours with your family over the holiday season.
@potsbypam Thank you Pam! Wishing you a blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year! I've been very grateful for your comments on my photos as well!
December 25th, 2011  
Love the colors! It's so cool you giving all the information, too!
January 4th, 2012  
@crickle1969 Thank you Crickle- I'm still a Bible teacher at heart- even though I'm unemployed!
January 4th, 2012  
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