Hanukkah

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  1. RabbiO

    RabbiO הרב יונה בן זכריה

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    חנוכה שמח


    Happy Holiday to All
     
  2. StevePame

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    Happy Hanukkah!

    Out of curiosity, is there a preferred way to spell Hanukkah (Chanukah, Hannukah)? A student asked me today. I grew up spelling it with a C, but now use the H with only one N in it. Thoughts?
     
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    In Hebrew the spelling starts with a "chet" which makes a "clear your throat" sound, so the word is "ch" anookah. The English transliterations have their own way of signifying this sound (H with a dot, X, kh...whatever) but too many of them have decided to simplify the sound by putting a regular H at the beginning. The English spelling is only incidental as it is a transliteration, though.
     
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    Thank you for the additional information!
     
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    Happy holidays to those that celebrate.

    I dimly remember that it's tricky to get the order of lighting the candles right. Is that just a garbled childhood memory, or is there some interesting complexity involved?
     
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    On the first night, you use the helper candle (the shamash) to light a candle on the right-most side of the channukiah. On the next nights, you put the candles in from oldest to newest (right to left) but light newest to oldest (left to right).
     
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    Thanks for clearing that up, rosends.
     
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    Cino Big Love! (Atheist mystic)

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    And happy holidays to all, this time around!
     
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    RabbiO הרב יונה בן זכריה

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    Happy Festival of Lights

    חג אורים שמח
     
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