Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light!

Tonight was the last night of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights...

Hanukkah menorah
Our Hanukkah menorah

Hanukkah is the Jewish holiday commemorating the re-dedication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire in the 2nd century BCE.  Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December.  This year Hanukkah coincided with the holiday of Thanksgiving here in the U.S.

Don’t let the light go out…

Now as we put away the menorah, we get out the Christmas lights because as a Christian family with Jewish heritage, we also celebrate Christmas and the “Light” who came into the world.

For more photos of lights, see http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/photo-challenge-lights/

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. That’s a beautiful photo! Happy Festival of Lights 🙂

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  2. Patty B says:

    Happy Hanukkah! I always thought Hanukkah was a beautiful tradition.

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    1. Thank you! Since we celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas, we don’t do any gift-giving at Hanukkah. We just say the prayers and light the candles. My little grandson likes to say the prayers with me.

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      1. Patty B says:

        🙂 What a treasure to pass down traditions to the next generation.

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  3. Sherry Galey says:

    That is a beautiful menorah. How wonderful to celebrate both traditions!

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    1. Thank you! Unfortunately, some relatives merely tolerate our celebrating both.

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