Happy Chanukah!

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Happy Chanukah!

Post by Doreen Peri » December 4th, 2007, 12:20 am

Let there be light....

warmth, honor, festivities, hope, peace.... Love....

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Post by e_dog » December 4th, 2007, 1:10 am

think yer a bit early?


happy kwanza.
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Post by Doreen Peri » December 4th, 2007, 2:28 am

I think Chanukah starts today, December 4th. Maybe I'm wrong?

Happy Kwanza, too. (but I have no clue when that starts so if you say it's now, cool! ;))

:)

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Post by judih » December 4th, 2007, 11:51 am

happy chanukah
it starts tonight at sundown and continues on for 8 days.

happy kwanza, too.

thanks, dor!

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Post by stilltrucking » December 4th, 2007, 12:21 pm

I hope you have a good holiday j.

Happy kwanza too.

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Post by judih » December 4th, 2007, 4:49 pm

thanks, j!
You too.
We stopped lighting candles a long time ago, but we love the idea of a school break. i intend to lighten up my soul!

how bout you? will anyone be force-feeding you latkes?

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Post by e_dog » December 4th, 2007, 5:04 pm

Merry Christday.

Happy Dionysian orgies.

sacrifice.
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Post by stilltrucking » December 4th, 2007, 5:26 pm

I think you are a little early for winter solstice celebrations.

"Lotke's, hmmm."
Homer Simpson with his mouth hanging open drooling.

With apple sauce or sour cream?

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Post by e_dog » December 4th, 2007, 5:33 pm

Yep.


apple sauce AND sour cream.

hmm.
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Post by abcrystcats » December 4th, 2007, 11:02 pm

Hanukkah (or HOWEVER you spell it) is relevant to many.

Believing in a God is not a throwaway.

Believing in a PERSONAL God is not a throwaway.

Believing in a personal God with PERSONAL instructions to a unique people is not a throwaway.

It's not just, lol, to be thrown in with the old traditional harvest celebrations as another quaint THING.

Hanukkah is not a major holiday for the Jews, but I suspect some cynicism in the comments above. I am not trying to be politically correct or anything, but can you keep it to a minimum? Some people actually take this seriously. They are not in left field in doing this.

I would say the same of Kwaanza or any other holiday, but I would not try to compare, as if they are all the same. They are NOT all the same. Make your own thread about Kwaanza. Something is nasty in all these remarks.

If anyone has the right to a personal belief, then so do the Jews, so lay off.

I am officially offended. And I am not a Jew, so go figure.

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Post by judih » December 4th, 2007, 11:50 pm

i'm jewish, born of a jewish mom and DNA'd down the line. i live in Israel and have to say that i don't mind a little cynicism in regard to religion.

Chanukah is not religious - but more a historical celebration of a small Hebrew army defeating the Syrians, some say Greeks, doesn't matter. We overthrew those who were besieging us, which is good.

It's also a winter solstice kind of transition festival.
Since our calendar is lunar, every once in a while, we add another month, so this year, the holiday falls now. Sometimes it's closer to Solstice.

As for me and my personal latkes, i don't. Don't believe in fried foods. But that's me.

A good friend told me there's a thing called a Buh-Jew (buddhist -jew). I'm not really that also, cause in my opinion buddhists just might eat fried foods. There's no perfect label, anymore. ( Have to continue without a tattoo.)

But happy chanukah in any case. It also doesn't much matter how you spell it.

Good to see you Laurie!
Cheers, all.

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Post by stilltrucking » December 5th, 2007, 12:22 am

That's what I like about the south, we fry everything. I never knew I was a southern Jew until I went to Boston.


We even used to fry the sour cream and apple sauce in a little chicken schmaltz. God how we loved chicken schmaltz. My grandmother used to keep a jar of it in the ice box at all times. She and my grandfather would spread it on bread like butter.


I used to love lotkes, I have not had one in years. But those hash browns at McDonalds kind of remind me of them. I wonder what they fry those in?
Lard probably, that's what I like about the south.

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I must have missed it cat, Nice of you to stick up for me though.

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Post by Arcadia » December 5th, 2007, 2:11 pm

happy candle-feast!! (I´m surely not related with the historic-part :wink: )

last fiesta de las colectividades I ate in Israel stand for the first time: lajmashin, pletzalaj, knishe and humus. There was a sauce or something like that tasted as a mix of lemon and ginger that was served with bread. Any idea?

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Post by judih » December 5th, 2007, 2:23 pm

tehina!
sesame seed paste/lemon/garlic

shalom, arcadia!

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Post by mnaz » December 5th, 2007, 4:28 pm

happy happy indeed.

regarding religion and cynicism...

seems perfectly natural and inevitable to me.
reap what you sow (for centuries, in this case) and all that...

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