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Allrecipes / Advice / Hannukah, O' Chanukkah __ You will find many Hanukkah recipes combined with Hannukah history. - From Allrecipes.com - http://allrecipes.com/advice/coll/all/articles/539P1.asp 

"Around the World in Eight Days", Chanukah Customs __ "In Yemen: The children went from house to house, tins in hand, to collect wicks for the Chanukah Menorah. They would chant (in Yemenite): "O father Salim, give us a present." If they received wick-ends along with fruits, candies and coins, they would respond in Hebrew - "sleep well."  This is just one of the Hanukkah customs you will learn about here. - From Unknown - 

Billy Bear's Hanukkah __ You will find many online activities and projects for kids. - illustrated - from billybear4kids.com - http://www.billybear4kids.com/holidays/hanukkah/hanukkah.htm 

Caryn's Hanukkah Recipes: Potato Latkes (Pancakes) and Toppings __ You will find not only latkes but links to additional Hanukkah treats. - From caryn.com - http://www.caryn.com/holiday/holiday-Hrecipes.html 

Celebrate Hanukkah __ From decorations to food and more, you will find many good ideas. - From ehow.com - http://www.ehow.com/christmas/hanukkah.html 

Chanukah - Hanukkah __ Here you can try a recipe, play a game, and learn about the history of Chanukah. - illustrated - From chabad.org - http://www.chabad.org/holidays/chanukah/default.asp 

Chanukah Vocabulary __ "Chanukah is also spelled Hanukah or Hanukiah, depending upon the translation."  You will also find Hanukkah poetry and an index of other Hanukkah traditions. - illustrated - from Ramaz Lower School in NYC - http://www.zuzu.org/voc.html 

Hannukah Around the World __ A collection of resources ranging from a Mexican Hanukkah to a guide for public Menorah lightings around the world. - From caryn.com - http://www.caryn.com/holiday/holiday-Hworld.html  

Hanukkah __ "Hanukkah, the "Festival of Lights," starts on the 25th day of the Jewish calendar month of Kislev and lasts for eight days and nights. In 2004 Hanukkah begins at sundown on December 7."  You will find many games, decorating ideas, and more. - From Factmonster.com - http://www.factmonster.com/spot/hanukkah.html


Hanukkah Recipes __ "Check out these flavorful Hanukkah recipes to serve at your Hanukkah celebration. You will find everything from main dishes to desserts. Try the dreidel cake or hazelnut cookies to top of your holiday meal with a sweet treat." - From better Homes and Gardens - http://www.bhg.com/home/Hanukkah-Recipes.html 

Happy Hanukkah __ Learn about the history and traditions of Hanukkah.  You can light a menorah online. - illustrated - from Priscilla Oppenheimer - http://www2.priscilla.com/priscilla/hanukkah/home1.html 

History of Hanukkah __ An excellent overview of the history of Hanukkah. - illustrated - From the History Channel - http://www.historychannel.com/exhibits/holidays/hanukkah/ 

Jewish Holiday Cooking: Hanukkah __ You will find a few holiday recipes. - From sallys-place.com - http://www.sallys-place.com/food/columns/fiszer/hanukah.htm 

The Jewish Outreach Institute __ "Hanukkah means "dedication," and it commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after its desecration by foreign forces. The celebration also reaffirms the continuing struggle to live by God's commandments and to lead Jewish lives."  Use the links on the left of the page to learn about history, tradition, spin the dreidel and much more. - illustrated - From Jewish Outreach Institute - http://www.joi.org/celebrate/hanuk/ 

Judaism 101: Chanukkah __ "Chanukkah is probably one of the best known Jewish holidays, not because of any great religious significance, but because of its proximity to Christmas. Many non-Jews (and even many assimilated Jews!) think of this holiday as the Jewish Christmas, adopting many of the Christmas customs, such as elaborate gift-giving and decoration. It is bitterly ironic that this holiday, which has its roots in a revolution against assimilation and the suppression of Jewish religion, has become the most assimilated, secular holiday on our calendar."  History, tradition, music and more. - illustrated - From jewfaq.org - http://www.jewfaq.org/holiday7.htm 

The Night Before Hannukah __ Here is a great poem which may have a familiar ring. "Twas the night before Hannukah and all through the house..." - From onenorthpole.com - http://www.onenorthpole.com/Hannukah/h_poem.html 

The Traditions of Hanukkah __ "On each night of Hanukkah, the menorah is lit to commemorate a miracle which occurred after the Jews proclaimed victory over the Syrian armies in 165 B.C.E. When Jews came to rededicate the Temple—which had been defiled by the Syrians—they found only one small flask of oil with which to light the menorah. This flask contained only enough oil for one day, yet the lamp burned for eight days (by which time a fresh supply of oil was obtained)."  You will find history, traditional celebrations and much more. - illustrated - From historychannel.com - http://www.historychannel.com/exhibits/holidays/hanukkah/traditions.html


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