Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Break out the yarmulke and Zippo...(To remain bumped throughout Chanukkah)

ח' נרות והלכה כבית הלל... Happy Chanukkah!

Last night marks the beginning of the Jewish "Festival Of Lights"; the celebration of defeating the Greek King, Antiochus, by Judah and the Macabees, and the container of oil that fueled the flame in the Temple for eight consecutinve days and nights.

It's not the most celebrated, nor the most important of holidays on the Hebrew Calender, but, due to its close proximity to the Christian holiday of Christmas, it is often perceived as such. To commemorate this holiday, you'll need a menorah, some candles, a lighter, a yarmulke (if you're a man), and an appetite for latkes, blintzes, and bagels.

So, without further delay, and another tired rendition of "Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel" let's all celebrate the next seven nights with some modern Chanukkah Music.

3 comments:

Nigel said...

Yiddish...

A most sincere Happy Hanukkah (or however y'all persons of Jewish Faith spell it) to you and your family.

Thanks for all of your excellent contributions here...it is great to have you as my bro' in snarkiness...

Yiddish Steel said...

Thank you, sir! It has been an honor to ride coattails around here. Thank you for having me along. Dreidel on, my good man.

Gordon said...

Happy Chanukah to you and your family, Yid.