Saturday, December 8, 2012

Happy Chanukah! Enjoy your "Eight Crazy Nights!"


Chanukah (yes...there ARE multiple spellings of the word) begins tonight at sundown....


What is Chanukah?


Chanukah -- the eight-day festival of light that begins on the eve of the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev-- celebrates the triumph of lightover darkness, of purity over adulteration, of spirituality over materiality.






Chanukah customs include eating foods fried in oil -- latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiot (doughnuts); playing with the dreidel (a spinning top on which are inscribed the Hebrew letters nun, gimmel, hei and shin, an acronym for Nes Gadol Hayah Sham, "a great miracle happened there"); and the giving of Chanukah gelt, gifts of money, to children.

Click here for the complete story of Chanukah, and here for a comprehensive "How To" guide for the observances and customs of Chanukah.

My ALL TIME FAVORITE Chanukah song is by Adam Sandler....enjoy his crazy humor!






To those who celebrate,

HAPPY CHANUKAH!

Enjoy your "Eight Crazy Nights"

Love, Cody and Mom




In full disclosure: We contacted Chabad.org and received permission to post part of their article. We offer our heartfelt thanks!!

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43 comments:

  1. Happy Chanukah Caren & Cody! Enjoy your celebrations! Love that pic of Cody.

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  2. Caren and Cody, Happy Chanukah to you and your family.

    "Chanukah customs include eating foods fried in oil.." Now that's a holiday I could get into.

    Adam Sandler singing that song ALWAYS cracks me up.

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  3. Happy Chanukah to you all!xx Speedy

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  4. Happy Chanukah and we hope you have a wonderful time and have a super Saturday too.
    Best wishes Molly

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  5. Happy Chanukah to Cody and Cody's mom!!! The song is truly hilarious and it made my mom laugh and laugh and LAUGH!!!

    Love,
    Eva

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  6. Happy Chanukah to you and your family, Cody! :-)

    Wishing you a joyous and blessed celebration of Light!

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  7. Happy Chanukah! Mom sez she loves that Adam Sandler song too...Our local Chabad is sponsoring a community Menorah lighting tomorrow and Mom sez I get to go too...Yippee! Mebbe I get me some nommy latkes

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  8. Happy Chanukah to you and your whole fabulous family Cody!!

    Holiday Hugs, Sammy (and Mom)

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  9. A very Happy Chanukah to you and your family Cody. Hope it is a great holiday for you. Take care.

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  10. Happy Chanukah my friends and I hope you have the most joyous holiday season!

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  11. Spirituality over materiality and foods fried in oil… hmmm… we could get used to Chanukah!! Hope yours is wonderful – love to all of you at Cat Chat!!

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  12. Happy (H)to you all. We just got out our menorah as well.

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  13. What a lovely graphic! May the holiday of lights bring light and love to all of you. (Love Adam Sandler!)

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  14. Chag Chanukah Sameach, sweet pals! We love you!

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  15. We haven't been able to comment as much but wishing you much peace, love, & purrs in this season of light. No matter how you spell it, Chanukah, Hannukah, leave to Sandler to get us in the right mood :-)

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  16. TW likes the doughnut part! MOL! Happy Chanukah.

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  17. We're always loved Adam Sandler's Chanukah song!!!
    HAPPY CHANUKAH!
    xo, Katie & Glogirly

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  18. Happy Chanukah to you! Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs

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  19. Mommy loves this song! Purring you a very Happy Chanukah from alla us at the Lounge!

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  20. Happy Chanukah!

    We don't celebrate Chanukah but we love hearing about other traditions. Thank you for sharing!

    Purrs

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  21. HAPPY CHANUKAH! To you and yours!!

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  22. Maxwell: Chag Sameach to you too! Wishing you loads of nip-filled nights!
    Faraday: Whee! EIGHT opportunities for me to get WAND toys!
    Allie: I think the Brat has missed out on the reason for Chanukah *sigh*

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  23. We wish a chag sameach to all our Cat Chat friends.

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  24. Cody, does yous get special duck?
    Happy Chanukah to you and your family!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  25. Happy Chanukah, Sweet Furiends!

    Cody, aren't you glad your Mom doesn't make you do THIS (http://cheezburger.com/6850938880)? Uh, she doesn't, does she???

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  26. Happy Chanukah Caren and Cody and Dakota of course. May your light shine 8 times as bright!! xx

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  27. Happy Chanukah! Unfortunately we do not celebrate this. Purrs!

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  28. EIGHT days of celebrations? WOW! I like the idea of the spinning top toy... hmmm... The peep likes all the lights. She says it must be BEAUTIFUL! HAPPY CHANUKA TO ALL OF YOU! purrs

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  29. Happy Chanukah! Hope you get 8 days of treats, Cody.

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  30. So Cody, didja get presents? Huh? Huh? Huh? You gots eight whole nights of Present Opportunities, right? They're not holdin' out on you with all that "It's not really about presents" stuff, are they? Sigh. I hate it when they pull that.

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  31. I love this! Happy Chanukah to you and yours! My cat Wart is Jewish. Every once in awhile, he says L'Chayim to me.

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  32. How funny and informative, Caren and Cody! You two never cease to entertain! Thanks also for the well wishes for Daisy! We are crossing our paws too as she recuperates and as I try not to get hysterical!

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