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Hannukah Questions?

Last posted Dec 13, 2009 at 04:53PM EST. Added Dec 11, 2009 at 07:26PM EST
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As some of you may know, this is the week of Hanukkah. The Jewish holiday with the lights, and the menorah, and the blue and white, and the stuff like presents, and that stuff. So, if anyone has any questions about Hanukkah, I will be answering them for the next eight days.
(Today is the first day of Hanukkah, btw.)

Dec 11, 2009 at 07:26PM EST

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Dec 12, 2009 at 10:56AM EST

Does anyone have any real Hanukkah questions that are not based on stereotypes? Oy Vey!

Dec 12, 2009 at 10:58AM EST

I have a real Hanukkah question.

Is it true that the quality of presents declines over the week?

Dec 12, 2009 at 11:13AM EST

No. Actually, in traditional Judaism, you don’t get presents for Hanukkah. You get gelt. Gelt is money given by parents or grandparents to children to enhance the happiness of the holiday. It is usually small coins which are not worth much. In North America, the gelt that is given to children usually are chocolate coins.

Dec 12, 2009 at 11:24AM EST

!חג שמח

I hope at least one of you can understand that.

Dec 12, 2009 at 11:39AM EST

Actually, no, I did not use Google translate. I know how to speak quite a lot of Hebrew.

Dec 12, 2009 at 11:46AM EST

I can actually read Hebrew, but not understand or speak it. And I can only read with vowels.

Dec 12, 2009 at 12:00PM EST

אני לא קורא עברית היטב. אני משתמש בשירות לתרגם כרגע.

Dec 12, 2009 at 12:14PM EST

JoeFilms, I have a serious question:

What the correct way to write the “Hannukah” word ? because I sometimes saw it written that way => Chanukah

Dec 13, 2009 at 10:53AM EST


Well, in Hebrew you spell it חנוכה, which is pronounced “Chanukah”. So, technically, It should be spelled like that.

Dec 13, 2009 at 11:52AM EST

I have a real question, so you dont get presents just chocolate coins?

Dec 13, 2009 at 01:09PM EST

@Tomberry There are many different spellings for Hanukkah (20-something, I think) but the most popular are Hanukkah and Chanukah.
@ Redspear In traditional circles, yes. They do that also in Israel and Eastern Europe. However, the tradition in America to give presents started so Jewish children wouldn’t feel left out because they wouldn’t get presents while Christian children would.

Dec 13, 2009 at 01:20PM EST

Is it true that the most of the Jews have a curved nose? (my brother went to Israel and he saw that most of the Jews had one)

Dec 13, 2009 at 04:39PM EST

I’m not sure. Mabye it comes from the “ch” sound we make. It may make it easier to say it.

Dec 13, 2009 at 04:53PM EST

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