Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Happy Chanukah 2014

FROM CAT CHAT WITH CAREN AND CODY: Due to JibJab being in the process of removing embedded codes from their videos, hence, taking away the option of posting their videos on our blogs, (we learned this AFTER we PAID to download a video), Cody and I are repeating our Chanukah post from 2012. OUR CHANUKAH 2014 POST WILL APPEAR ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18th (lucky for us, Chanukah is "EIGHT CRAZY NIGHTS") where we will also reveal what Cody's Secret Paws 2014 sent to him!!! So, for now, please enjoy our post from 2012!


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!!

42 comments:

  1. Happy Chanukah, Caren and Cody!!!

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  2. do you have any idea why one would use one spelling over another?

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    1. super good question! I bet someone who is much better versed in Judaism than I am would know that! Super good question!

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    2. WE know!! There are actually 4 different "h" letters in the Hebrew alef-beit (alphabet). This one is pronounced a bit more juicily. But to be honest, it all boils down to the fact that these are transliterations, versus true translations - mainly because of the transition between alphabets. Make sense?

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  3. Happy Hanukkah however you spell it. Thinking of you on this holiday season.
    Jewish people get 8 days of presents?
    Mommy! Can we convert?
    (no)

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    1. Thank you!!!!! Well, SOME get 8 days of presents (NOT US!! lol).....the boys are done as of tonight and husband and I aren't doing gifts this year...some DO have 8 nights of gifts!

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  4. HAPPY Chanukah to all of you over there!! Many blessings on you my friend.

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    1. Thank you!! I need all of the help that I can get! lol

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  5. Happy Chanukah!
    Thank you for my lovely card which arrived today.

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    1. Thank you so much! OMG!! Are you kidding???? That was FAST!!!!! Hoping I had the correct postage on there! xoxo

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  6. Happy happy Chanukah (however you choose to spell it!). Much joy to you and your family.

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  7. Your card is most beautiful and we wish you all a most joyous holiday!

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    1. Thank you so much Brian!!!!!!! We wish the same for you today and always!

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  8. Happy Chanukah to you! We celebrate the holidays secularly here - LOVE your Chanukah card, so we saved it to our eCard folder!

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    1. Oh Summer I LOVE how you think!!! Thank you soooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxo

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  9. Happy Hanukkah or Chanukah!
    Latkes are a personal fav at our house!

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  10. Happy Hanukkah, Caren, Cody and Dakota! We love you!

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  11. Happy Hanukkah! And we luv Adam Sandler, he is Angelique's momma's favorite actor.

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    1. thanks so much!!! We get a kick out of him too!

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  12. Happy Chanukah dear Caren! May your holidays be lovely and filled with love...

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  13. Happy Chanukah/Hanukkah! We'll wait for your post to explain the difference in spelling. :-)

    We wish you a Joy-full celebration!

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    1. Pffft!!!! You might be waiting a LONG time!!! Hehehe!!! xoxoxo Oh and Thank you!!!

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  14. Happy Chanukah Caren, Cody and Dakota! Don't eat too many latkes! Save some for us :) Yum! Yum! :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  15. Happy Chanukah! Any holiday that involves eating, gifts and money is alright with me. I’m gonna remove the last 2 letters of my last name and become Jewish this week.

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  16. Happy Chanukah Caren and Cody.
    Sue B

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  17. Happy Chanukah Caren and Cody!! :)

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