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Atlanta Buckhead Reflection in the Window -
A Favorite Holiday Memory

Reflection in the Window- A Favorite Holiday Memory.


The Chanukah Lights celebrate religious freedom and by placing them at a window, the statement is clear.

One year, after very many efforts with the camera, I was able to capture the Chanukkah candles glowing in the Living Room and their reflection in the window! Then I went outside to see what the candles looked like from the other side of the window. Just as pretty in my opinion! But a lot colder ...


 Games, such as DREIDEL, were used to disguise Torah Study which was often forbidden by the ruling conquerors. Lessons were taught using the symbols on the Dreidels.

In America now, small chocolates in the shape of coins are used as the prizes during the games.

As a calendar co-incidence, Hannukah arrives close to other holidays. Trying to keep the true nature of the celebration can be a challenge when the other religious rhythms are so very different.


For Hanukah, the special food Jews all over the world enjoy is the Latke.   Also known as the Potato Pancake! Want to try some Recipes  anyone?  


In Israel, a special type of jelly doughnut called Sufganiya is the Hanukkah specialty food. 


Whatever your family celebrates, the key work is FAMILY.

May everyone feel love and care within their individual homes and towns.

 All the best - Lynn


** Check out Channukah Post by Alan May for a humorous set of answers. **


 PS  Music for anyone? You may listen below ...
SEVEN YEARS AGO ---  a group of religious young men shared a song for Hanukkah in a Video by Uri Westrich - based on Mike Tompkins' a cappella version based on the song Dynamite by Taio Cruz.

The Maccabeats - Candlelight - Hanukkah


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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

“Whatever your family celebrates, the key work is FAMILY.  I love that sentence.

Dec 15, 2017 09:30 AM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Lynn... loved your photo... really gets the idea of a festival of lights across. And I love latkes... my grandmother, who was Russian Orthodox, used to make them for me. 

Dec 15, 2017 10:13 AM #2
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

I appreciate when people try to keep the true meaning of their holidays.

As you note, it is not easy with all the bombardment we get.

Thanks for sharing.

Dec 15, 2017 11:15 AM #3
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Beautiful post Lynn B. Friedman  I have a good rrecipe for latke

Dec 15, 2017 01:46 PM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Lynn and thank you so much for sharing your memory and you definitely captured the meaning with the first photo. I haven't had Latkes in a few years but I do love them!

Dec 15, 2017 06:43 PM #5
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

What a lovely memories:) Thanks for sharing, Lynn.

Happy Holidays to you and yours! 

Dec 16, 2017 11:21 PM #6
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Have family in for the Holidays Lynn and the celebration is continuing. Larry's Latkes were a hit as usual. Happy Chanukah to you and yours!

Dec 17, 2017 04:07 AM #7
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Great job capturing the shot, Lynn! I hope you and yours have a wonderful Hanukkah!

We enjoy the Hanukkah dishes with our friends celebating Hanukkah as well and LOVE the latkes! And, you're so right - it IS all about family, regardless of your celebration.

Dec 17, 2017 11:43 AM #8
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Happy Hanukkah to you and I too love the lights in the window. What a lovely celebration. D 

Dec 17, 2017 12:13 PM #9
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lynn loved reading your lights memories at this special time of the year. Happy 

Chanukkah to you, Endre

Dec 17, 2017 09:48 PM #10
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi Lynn and Happy Hanukkah. Beautiful reflection and memories. I have to write my post for this contest before the end of the month.

Dec 18, 2017 05:50 PM #11
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

The reflection in the mirror is beautiful. And I had my first authentic Latke last night. A friend invited several of us to her home and she cooked them for us. She served them with applesauce and sour cream. Delicious!

Dec 18, 2017 10:20 PM #12
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Happy Hannukkah and thank you for explaining the Dreidel. My grandmother made the best potato pancakes and we ate them with applesauce. 

Dec 21, 2017 04:57 PM #13
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

You are right when you say the key is FAMILY! Family and love!

Jan 05, 2018 01:27 PM #14
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