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I Celebrate Hanukkah

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 23 People

    sbenveniste sbenveniste 31-35, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I Do =)

    ...and it's a blast.Happy Hanukkah
    Chasing4flowers Chasing4flowers 18-21, F Dec 19, 2011

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    JUDAISM 101 (for Those Who Want to Know!!!)

    The Story The story of Chanukkah begins in the reign of Alexander the Great. Alexander conquered Syria, Egypt and Palestine, but allowed the lands under his control to continue observing their own religions and retain a certain degree of autonomy. Under this...
    Izabelle Izabelle 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 26, 2008

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    I'm So Annoyed With Christmas Being Shoved Down My Throat!

    Everywhere you go its CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS.... that means Santa, candy, mean people being rude evertime you enter a dept store, getting the last WII for you kid so they don't act like a-holes on Christmas morning.... do the Christians even remember why...
    Izabelle Izabelle 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 5, 2008

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    Yes

    Hanukkah begins in the evening of Saturday, December 8, 2012, and ends in the evening of Sunday, December 16, 2012.This year. I don't know if we are celebrating Hanukkah this year, or if we are Celebrating Christmas this year, it is still un-decided right now, or if we are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 6, 2012

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    Celebrating Ourselves And Learning About Others

     At this time of year, I always love teaching my students about the historical backgrounds of both Hanukkah and Christmas. Of course, I'm never surprised that few of them have ever heard of Hanukkah, much less know the history. It's a great story, and my partner teacher and...
    celerystalk3000 celerystalk3000 36-40 1 Response Nov 26, 2008

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    Second night tonight.

    Lit two candles on the hanukkiah.
    yfronts36 yfronts36 41-45, M 17 hrs ago

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    The First Night~~

    of the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS starts tonight!!!   Wanted to wish you all many blessings, lots of love and joy!!!!   Happy Hanukkah!  La' Chaim!!!!
    Izabelle Izabelle 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2008

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    Tonight starts Hanukkah the Festival of Lights will be lighting the Menorah and putting the first blue& white there together blub In. To all my Jewish Friends and anyone else have...
    sunnyday55 sunnyday55 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    As children we were always inspired to celebrate the thinning of the atmospheres, and the descent to winter, so we could celebrate the rebirth of the sun. Winters in Norway can be...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    South Africa celebrates Nelson Mandela's 1 Commemoration:South Africa was plunged into a period of mourning and sadness 1 year ago on this day , but despite this feeling of loss...
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    I believe the whole "Merry Xmas vs. Happy Holidays" thing is much ado about nothing. I don't identify as an atheist, I'm more on the deist side. But, of course, I don't believe in...
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 19

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    It's hard to find people who forgo Christmas celebrations for the same reason as I do, too. It's not hard at all to find people who outright shun Christmas. I could make a fortune...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 22-25, F Dec 8

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    Merry Christmas to all Atheists and cross-bearing Christians. I hope I'm not too early but I heard Band Aid on the radio and got all excited that Santa was coming. So a few...
    desopaws desopaws 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 20

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    But this year we're 'replacing' the turkey with a relative - a juicy rotisserie chicken! :) Around here it seems to be all about the mashed potatoes and cranberry jelly anyway...
    ZoeQuinn ZoeQuinn 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    watch this:
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 1 Response Nov 25

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    Estoy fuera de tu vana rutina. oye Mira:
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 1 Response Nov 25

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    When people talk about anarchy as a political system, it seems like maybe they forget the world we're living in. Without laws, there would be murders and rapes on a daily basis...
    bsthebenster bsthebenster 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    Happy Thanksgiving everybody!!!
    GhostInDaCloset GhostInDaCloset 13-15, M Nov 27

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    The 6th of december... it's there again. Sinterklaas has been running over rooftops, with his trusty companion black pete (heavily controversial figure, but he's still there... you...
    kwek kwek 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 6

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    I'm getting really annoyed with Christmas. It's a consumer holiday. It is designed to give the economy a boost. That's why I'm so tired of people passing this off as a "religious...
    holdontilmay holdontilmay 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The affair is over, the door has been closed. But I am still missing him. After nearly 2 years of sneaking around, lying to my family (which I will say I'm glad is over) I can't...
    yespleaseMrDarcy yespleaseMrDarcy 36-40, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I know Christmas is a little way off yet, but it is that time of the year where people are starting to wish me Happy Holidays. I understand that some companies have policies...
    Longrun Longrun 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 8

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    So my bday with him this past weekend was great. He took me to a festival of lights which I made a lot of fun of bc who has flower Christmas lights lol. We went out to din and...
    ap05 ap05 26-30, F Dec 2

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    And you can bet the Hanukkah latkes and the Xmas tree, you will see more of me in my avis :) LOVE THEM :D I love how they portray aspects of myself and of course my the same...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 Dec 9

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    Society expect me to get a job. Learn to cook. Marry my current boyfriend. Be a good wife. Be a good daughter-in-law. Birth a child or two. Be a good mother. Only if I fulfilled...
    dearalexe dearalexe 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    To all people that have interacted with me in the months that I've been gone from this website, I'm sorry. I'm sorry for not replying to your messages or responding to any comments...
    SarabearPark SarabearPark 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    I just want to say ,this year has been a hard one .But with dear friends and lots of determination ,it is turning around ,I have had so much support from some dear people . To...
    Poseybloom Poseybloom 41-45, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Is Christmas a Pagan Holiday? Last Sunday morning I was flipping cable channels when I came across a program hosted by a preacher with a Southern accent (have you ever heard a...
    BadPam BadPam 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    I just opened the holiday card I was going to send. I wrote it new thanksgiving before things turned to ****.... Sweetie, Will you be my holiday sweetheart? I wish we could kiss...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    It's time I said this but I'm so choked up And I need my sanity I'm scared, believe me You can see me smile If you let me just stick around Well this is bye, bye baby It ended...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F Nov 19

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    I hate "Thanksgiving", ask a Native American why? Almost everyone in America celebrates that hypocrisy, minorities should be ashamed of themselves, especialIy blacks, who were...
    blad3runn3r blad3runn3r 31-35 Nov 27

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    So, tomorrow is my birthday and I'm beyond saddened by the fact that it's always been just another day to me. I haven't celebrated my birthday since I was a child. Last year my...
    SheIsHealing SheIsHealing 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    So, tomorrow is my birthday and I'm beyond saddened by the fact that it's always been just another day to me. I haven't celebrated my birthday since I was a child. Last year my...
    SheIsHealing SheIsHealing 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    So, tomorrow is my birthday and I'm beyond saddened by the fact that it's always been just another day to me. I haven't celebrated my birthday since I was a child. Last year my...
    SheIsHealing SheIsHealing 18-21, F Dec 1

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    So, tomorrow is my birthday and I'm beyond saddened by the fact that it's always been just another day to me. I haven't celebrated my birthday since I was a child. Last year my...
    SheIsHealing SheIsHealing 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 1

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    Today is a Holy Day of Obligation in the Catholic church. We celebrate the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. For those of you who don't know what that means, here is a...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 6 Responses Dec 8

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    I love Christmas... But I'm an atheist, so I, therefore, celebrate the family and love and giving and "Santa" aspect of it as opposed to the Jesus part. I get a lot of hate for...
    Brokentobits Brokentobits 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I normally just have a small sort of celebration with my family. I haven’t celebrated my birthday with my friends since my 9th birthday. It was the best birthday ever, too, so...
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    As the holidays approach….my college aged boys always come home for Thanksgiving and the Christmas winter break. I always look forward to having my empty nest filled again with...
    mik02 mik02 41-45, F 14 Responses Nov 22

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    "A glimpse into the life of an Army Wife" I was pleasantly surprised this year when I put my boys on the baseball team off post. It was a much better program than the previous...
    StunningPhoenix StunningPhoenix 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    Dear readers, It's been over three months and I think you deserve some follow up. So here goes... Last July I moved out of the house I'd designed and built for my family. I was...
    lifu0427 lifu0427 56-60, M 16 Responses Nov 23

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    Since a couple of years ago some big shops and department stores of my country have started to celebrate Black Friday. I am not American and do not celebrate Thanksgiving here. I...
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M Nov 24

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    Okay, I'm not real excited about how the Europeans ended up repaying the natives of the New World for saving their lives way back when, but I'm thankful that my needs are met. I'm...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 8 Responses Nov 27

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    That time of year is upon us. A time to give thanks. To celebrate the years past and the years to come. Time to gather your family and hold them a little tighter. So be merry and...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M Nov 27

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    This is a such a sweet short story I would like to share with all you. I hope it makes you smile as big as I did when reading!Red Wagon Jesus - Retold by Casandra...
    vaylorie vaylorie 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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