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5 Hanukkah Crafts and Game Ideas5 Hanukkah Crafts and Game Ideas

In addition to the many interactive games for kids to play online during Hanukkah, here are some additional games and crafts they may enjoy.

* The kids can play the Dreidel game. Instead of chocolates, healthy foods such as nuts or dried fruits can be used to put in the pot.

Read more... 5 Hanukkah Crafts and Game Ideas


Hanukkah Card Organizing and Displays What Part Do the Blessings Play in Hanukkah?

On the first night of Hanukkah, the Shamash candle or master candle is lit. After which several blessings or Brachos are recited concurrently, every evening, until Hanukkah is over.

The first blessing and one that is only recited on the first night as the Shamash candle is lit:.
Read more...What Part Do the Blessings Play in Hanukkah?


Tips for Setting Up the MenorahTips on Setting Up the Menorah

There are many traditions which are followed during the period of Hanukkah. The setting up of the Menorah is no exception. Here are some tips on where the Menorah should be placed.

Traditionally, the Menorah should be set outside the front door of your home facing the street. In addition, it should be placed to the left of the doorframe or the entrance to your home. However, if you do not have a Mezuzah at your entrance door, then the Menorah should be placed to the right of the doorframe.
Read more... Tips on Setting Up the Menorah


History of HanukkahHistory of Hanukkah

Hanukkah comes from the Hebrew word meaning dedication. The history of Hanukkah begins with Alexander the Great who, after conquering Syria, Egypt and Judea, allowed all people to continue to observe their chosen religions. It wasn’t until later that the successor of Alexander the Great, Antiochus IV, caused a great upheaval in among the Jewish population.

Read more... History of Hanukkah


The Significance of the MenorahThe Significance of the Menorah

The Menorah signifies the Feast of Lights which commemorates the miracle of the oil in which one day’s supply lasted eight days. Before Hanukkah begins, the Menorah is taken out as well as nine tapered candles. The ninth candle is normally set apart from the rest as it is a Shamash or master light used to ignite the other eight.

Read more... The Significance of the Menorah


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