Saturday, December 13, 2014

Happy Hanukkah

Tuesday night begins the holiday of Hanukkah. It is the story of Judah Maccabee and his brothers who led the first known war for religious freedom.

It's amazing how some things never change...what pissed off the Maccabees 2200 years ago is that some idiot in power decided to tell the Jews that their holy sites (here, here, here, here, here) and their capital Jerusalem didn't belong to them. Go figure....

By the way, for those that don't know, the miracle of Hanukkah is that when the Maccabees went to rededicate the Holy Temple there was only enough oil to burn in the Eternal Light (the symbol of God's continuity) for one day. However the Light burned for eight days until more oil could be brought to the Temple. So in commemoration of the miracle of the oil, Jewish people worldwide eat potato pancakes (latkes) or jelly doughnuts (sufganiyot); foods fried in oil. 





Hanukkah, Autism, and Self-determination

D is for Hanukkah, aka Dedication























Hanukkah Sameach...Happy Hanukkah...now for some sufganiyot....RECIPE here



We eat not only latkes but jelly donuts (sufganiyot) to celebrate the holiday. Anything fried in oil.