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I Celebrate Hanukkah

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 30 People

    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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    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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    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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    Second night tonight.

    Lit two candles on the hanukkiah.
    yfronts36 yfronts36 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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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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    Seventh night of Hanukkah tonight.

    Lit seven candles on the hannukiah.
    yfronts36 yfronts36 41-45, M Dec 22, 2014

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    sbenveniste sbenveniste 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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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 4 Responses Nov 26, 2008

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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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