Lynn B. Friedman - Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty: Atlanta Buckhead Reflection in the Window - A Favorite Holiday Memory

Atlanta Buckhead Reflection in the Window - A Favorite Holiday Memory

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

 

Kathy Streib - December Challenge on Active Rain

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Comment balloon 14 commentsLynn B. Friedman • December 15 2017 05:10PM

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

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 2 years ago

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. 

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) almost 2 years ago

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.

Posted by John Wiley, Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA (Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty) almost 2 years ago

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

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) almost 2 years ago

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!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 2 years ago

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

Happy Holidays to you and yours! 

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) almost 2 years ago

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!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) almost 2 years ago

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.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) almost 2 years ago

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

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) almost 2 years ago

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

Chanukkah to you, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 2 years ago

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

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) almost 2 years ago

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!

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) almost 2 years ago

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

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 1 year ago

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

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 1 year ago

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