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.
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.
Kathy Streib - December Challenge on Active Rain