Happy Hanukkah!

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties

Hanukkah 2009

Happy Hanukkah!

It seems that Jewish Holidays are never on time.  They are either early or late.  This year, I hear people saying that Hanukkah is early, although the Holiday can actually begin as early as late November.

The first night of Hanukkah began this evening.  Since it is a Friday, the first candle was lit before sundown, when the Sabbath begins.  A second "helper" candle, the Shamash, was also lit and is used to light the other Hanukkah candles. 

The "Festival of Lights", as it is also known, commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem and the "miracle of the oil.". When the Maccabees entered the Temple, they only found enough "pure" oil to light the eternal flame for one day.  Miraculously, it burned for eight days, until the oil could be re-supplied. 

Copyright © 2009 Marilyn Katz, WestportCTProperties, All Rights Reserved...Happy Hanukkah!

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Comments (11)

Robert McArtor
RE/MAX Components - Fallston Maryland - Bel Air, MD
Top Listing Agent for Baltimore and Harford County

Beautiful Display!

Dec 11, 2009 07:59 AM
DEBORAH STONE
Balboa Real Estate San Diego, CA - San Diego, CA

Marilyn

That is quite the impressive collection of dreidels. Happy Channukah to you too!

Dec 11, 2009 08:19 AM
Marilyn Katz
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - Westport, CT
ABR, e-PRO - WestportCTProperties.com

Robert - Thanks for stopping by

Deborah - And that's not counting the ones the grandchildren have taken home ;-)

Dec 11, 2009 08:25 AM
Jeremy K. Frost
Keller Williams Realty - Dripping Springs, TX
Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS

Happy Holidays to you and yours!!!

Have a great new year!

Dec 11, 2009 08:29 AM
Julie Dumaine-Russell
RE/MAX Alliance - Branford, CT

Marilyn - Happy Hanukkah to you and your family and best wishes for a wonderful holiday.

Dec 11, 2009 10:22 AM
Marilyn Katz
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - Westport, CT
ABR, e-PRO - WestportCTProperties.com

Jeremy-  I'm definitely looking forward to the New Year.  I've had enough of 2009 ;-)

Donna-  I hope that you have a joyful Holiday Season, as well.

Dec 11, 2009 11:23 AM
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Marilyn, thank you for sharing this story of the Festival of Lights with us. Have a wonderful and joyful holiday season!

Debi

Dec 11, 2009 12:13 PM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Marilyn, You are awesome and thank you so much for bringing  this photo back and sharing your story about the "miracle of the oil" and particularly what the candles used are called. Well at least two of them, lol.

Happy Hanukkah !

Dec 11, 2009 01:12 PM
Jim Crawford
Maximum One Executive REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR

Happy Hanukkah to all! I hope you have a great holiday!

Dec 12, 2009 01:48 AM
Marilyn Katz
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - Westport, CT
ABR, e-PRO - WestportCTProperties.com

Debi- May the rest of 2009 be filled with Holiday celebrations.

William- Sorry I forgot about the "text" portion for the Photo Blogging Group

Jim-  Thanks for the Holiday wishes. 

Dec 12, 2009 06:41 AM
marti garaughty
garaughty.com - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...

hi Marilyn, I hope you had a wonderful Hanukkah and that you have an amazing 2010.

Dec 25, 2009 02:02 PM