Our Thanksgiving AND Chanuka are pretty busy this year--we'll be seeing my husband's family in Philadelphia, my family in Brooklyn, going out to a nice dinner with more family, and enjoying an "at home" Chanuka dinner with delicious sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) and a gift exchange with just us and E. It should be a whirlwind!
5 fun things about Chanuka to share with you:
1. Contrary to public opinion, Chanuka is actually a pretty minor holiday in the Jewish calendar--it mostly gets its airtime from being close to Christmas. But minor or not, it's fun!
2. It's a Chanuka tradition to watch the Maccabeats video of the year! Here's the new one:
3. Chanuka has about as as many spellings as Jews have opinions. Which is a lot. I spell it "Chanuka" since I pronounce it with a Hebrew "ch" (a guttural sound that doesn't really exist in English).
4, Chanuka has awesome food.
There are latkes (delicious potato pancakes, often eaten with apple sauce):
And the above-mentioned sufganiyot (which are heavenly)
And of course, chocolate gelt, or coins!
To learn more about the meaning of Chanuka, go here.
So tell me, is there anything YOU really want to know about Chanuka?