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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Festival of Lights!

We are not Jewish, but we feel it is important for our kids to understand different cultures.  To that end, we celebrate Hanukkah every year.  

We try to be fairly traditional and tonight I served brisket and potato latkes.  Yum!  

We all got to read about Hanuka to each other and then we lit the first candle in our menorrha.

This is one of our favorite dinners!


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  1. Yay for you! I'm glad you are doing such a thing for us Jews. However, one correction: In our synagogue, we have a seven-candle holder known as a menorah. That is not what we light on Hannukah. It is very similar, but instead of 7 candles, there are 9. Its origins are kind of odd, but you can learn more about it at plenty of Jewish sites.
    I'm glad we're being represented in such a way in your family. Keep up the mulitcultural work.

  2. Hey - thanks for the info! I'll do some more research and pass it along to my family. I appreciate your kind words and am always anxious to learn more!

  3. My son and I are celebrating Hanukkah for the first time this year!(and we are not Jewish either) It was his idea and I love it :) I love that you guys do this as well.

  4. It is such a lovely idea to celebrate other traditions! What a lucky family you have.