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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-12 09:45 AM
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Happy Hanukkah! (4th night--began 12/8)
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What is Chanukah? ... When the royal Hasmonean family overpowered and was victorious over , they searched and found only a single cruse of pure oil... enough to light the menorah for a single day.

A miracle occurred, and they lit the menorah with this oil for eight days.

On the following year, they established these as days of festivity and praise and thanksgiving to G-d.

Talmud, Shabbat 21b

http://www.chabad.org/holidays/chanukah/default_cdo/jew... \

A holiday involving an oppressive Syrian king.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

In my opinion, the best thing that Adam Sandler did was the Hanukkah song.

Could not find a video within my patience level, but lyrics for all three versions are here:

http://judaism.about.com/od/holidays/a/Adam-Sandler-Han...
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