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    Happy Chanuka!

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Rei, Dec 21, 2008.

    Tonight is the Solstice, the longest night of the year, so starting tomorrow, the days are going to get longer. What a perfect time to have the Festival of Lights, which starts today at sun down. So Happy Solstice and Happy Chanuka!

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    Yeah, something like that. Chanuka seems to be the most common. As far as I know, nobody has bothered creating an official transliteration for Hebrew to English. It's all in how it sounds. That just shows you how crazy English is for phonetics, if we can come up with so many ways to spell one word when there aren't nearly that many ways to pronounce it.
     
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    Chag Sameach and L'Shanah Tovah ! :D
     
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    Uh, interpretation Wrey?
     
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    What the heck is chanuka?

    Oooh, i'm so uncultured :(
     
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    Oooh it's a jewish holiday.
    Sounds cool

    dang, you get all the fun.
     
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    Purim is even more fun. It's a day where we're almost required to get rip roaring drunk (the words of an article I read a while ago)
     
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    LOL sounds great

    I'd be dancing on tables :p
     
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    Happy Chanuka. I hope everyone has a good holiday this year.
     
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    Really? Quick someone call a rabbi to convert Ashliegh. :p

    Edit: Oops forgot to say, to all those of the jewish persuasion happy Chanuka.
     
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    Jewish Persuasion? Wonder who persuaded me be to that. Hee hee
     
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    ^ That's why I love it when people use persuasion like that. :D
     
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    Technically it was my father before I was born. My mother converted before she married him. If she hadn't done that, I wouldn't be Jewish.
     
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    hanuca sameach!

    what's this almost? i was not told of an almost! And lets not forget put on costumes (drag usually) and making a lot of noise, it's a fun holiday, but it has nothing on hanuca in the food department.

    I really love this holiday, a little too much, you see it's the only time of the year you can get doughnuts in Israel, and they're like super doughnuts, each one containing over 1200 calories and with the uncanny ability to make you eat at least ten before you even feel full.

    And this is just the start, latkes and basically any type of fried food is almost compulsory. I think in the one week of hanuca we eat more fried food then most countries in a year, and this is why i'm stalking up on stretchy pants.

    as for Passover... man i'm still digesting some of that food.

    i know but i'm not gonna tell :rolleyes:
     
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    Oy vey, 1200 calories? That's about as many as I eat in a day. I'm planning on doing the winter Birth Right trip. If it happens during Hanuka, and they make me eat one of those doughnuts, I might explode.
     
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    it's called a sophgania, be afraid ! :)

    And it's a delayed explosion, hence the ability to eat so many in one sitting. It's the deadliest pastry known to man!
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I'll keep it in mind.
     
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    Lest some people get the wrong idea...it's only "drag" for the boys, as boys and girls dress to act out the biblical story of Esther...at least, that's what Rabbi Frazin tells me.

    Regarding the transliteration between Hebrew and English, I have often wondered why Israel doesn't develop a formal "correct" translation guide.

    To my Jewish friends, have a wonderful Hanukkah!
     
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    Mom insisted on having an electric one this year, doesn't like candles.

    Darn it. Can't get the attachments to work. I wanted to post the picture of my menora
     

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