Can SOMEBODY please start a Chanukah thread???

rudeechickrudeechick Registered Users Posts: 6,726
Oh!:nike:

Guess I just did :confused1::angel10:
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  • curlylauracurlylaura Registered Users Posts: 8,352 Curl Neophyte
    Why do you give 8 small presents? Do you get one each day or all at the same time?
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  • NetGNetG Registered Users Posts: 8,116
    curlylaura wrote: »
    Why do you give 8 small presents?

    Because, despite it being a really minor holiday in terms of religious significance, it's near Christmas, and all the Jewish kids felt left out so parents decided to start giving us stuff, too.... (And it's fun as a little kid to be able to respond to "oh, I feel sorry for you that you don't celebrate Christmas!" with "I feel sorry for you that your holiday is only 1 day!")
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  • rudeechickrudeechick Registered Users Posts: 6,726
    LOL! +1.

    When I was little we got a Silver Dollar for Chanukah. My kids definitely celebrate Chrismukah!:angel10:
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  • medussamedussa Registered Users Posts: 12,993
    Can someone overnight me some latkes, please?
  • rudeechickrudeechick Registered Users Posts: 6,726
    medussa wrote: »
    Can someone overnight me some latkes, please?

    I make a mean sweet potatoe latke. And my own Jelly Donuts!:toothy7:
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  • geekygeeky Registered Users Posts: 4,995
    My in-laws are leaving for Florida for the winter tomorrow, so we celebrated early Hanukkah with them on Saturday. It was my first time making latkes (came out OK but what a pain in the butt to make). My jelly donuts rocked, though.
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  • Maxs MomMaxs Mom Registered Users Posts: 64
    I have never had a sweet potatoe latke. Sounds good. The only reason I have EVER eaten a latke is because we could not get any gifts unless we ate one.:puker:
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  • EilonwyEilonwy Registered Users Posts: 12,391 Curl Connoisseur
    Maxs Mom wrote: »
    I have never had a sweet potatoe latke. Sounds good. The only reason I have EVER eaten a latke is because we could not get any gifts unless we ate one.:puker:
    What?! Do you hate hash browns, too??
  • Maxs MomMaxs Mom Registered Users Posts: 64
    No...I like hashbrowns,just not latkes. My baubie was not a great cook so hers were not so great. My mom now buys them frozen from someone and frys them up for the kids. Now that I am an adult I no longer have to eat them. I can't stand the way the house stinks after you fry them:laughing2:
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  • PartyHairPartyHair Registered Users Posts: 7,713
    My grandma used to make us eat mashed turnips. Latkes (known as potato pancakes to us) were the least of it. :lol:
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  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Registered Users Posts: 7,223 Curl Novice
    geeky wrote: »
    My in-laws are leaving for Florida for the winter tomorrow, so we celebrated early Hanukkah with them on Saturday. It was my first time making latkes (came out OK but what a pain in the butt to make). My jelly donuts rocked, though.
    You brag about these jelly donuts every year but never share the wealth. :(
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  • ursulaursula Registered Users Posts: 1,461 Curl Neophyte
    I think this thread needs some Hanukkah songs!
    Herman the Hanukkah Candle
    Had a very Shiny Light
    And if you ever saw it
    You would even say it was bright

    All of the other candles
    Used to laugh and call him names
    They never let poor Herman
    Join in any Hanukkah Games

    Then one foggy Hannukah eve
    The Rabbi came to say
    "Herman with your Light so bright
    Won't you lead our service tonight"

    Then all the candles loved him
    As they shouted out with Glee
    Herman the Hanukkah candle
    You'll go down in History!
    Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah, come light the Menorah
    Let's have a party, we'll all dance the hora
    Gather round the table, we'll all have a treat
    Sivivon to play with, and latkes to eat.

    And while we are playing
    The candles are burning bright
    One for each night, they shed a sweet light
    To remind us of days long ago.
    One for each night, they shed a sweet light
    To remind us of days long ago.

    Most of the kids in my grade school were Jewish, so we learned Hanukkah songs in school. These are the only 2 I remember, though. I couldn't remember them exactly, so I found the lyrics online.
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  • rudeechickrudeechick Registered Users Posts: 6,726
    ursula wrote: »
    I think this thread needs some Hanukkah songs!
    Herman the Hanukkah Candle
    Had a very Shiny Light
    And if you ever saw it
    You would even say it was bright

    All of the other candles
    Used to laugh and call him names
    They never let poor Herman
    Join in any Hanukkah Games

    Then one foggy Hannukah eve
    The Rabbi came to say
    "Herman with your Light so bright
    Won't you lead our service tonight"

    Then all the candles loved him
    As they shouted out with Glee
    Herman the Hanukkah candle
    You'll go down in History!
    Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah, come light the Menorah
    Let's have a party, we'll all dance the hora
    Gather round the table, we'll all have a treat
    Sivivon to play with, and latkes to eat.

    And while we are playing
    The candles are burning bright
    One for each night, they shed a sweet light
    To remind us of days long ago.
    One for each night, they shed a sweet light
    To remind us of days long ago.

    Most of the kids in my grade school were Jewish, so we learned Hanukkah songs in school. These are the only 2 I remember, though. I couldn't remember them exactly, so I found the lyrics online.

    I'm moved to tears of jews-ERRR -:angel10:
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  • BoomygrrlBoomygrrl Registered Users Posts: 4,940 Curl Neophyte
    ursula wrote: »
    Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah, come light the Menorah
    Let's have a party, we'll all dance the hora
    Gather round the table, we'll all have a treat
    Sivivon to play with, and latkes to eat.

    And while we are playing
    The candles are burning bright
    One for each night, they shed a sweet light
    To remind us of days long ago.
    One for each night, they shed a sweet light
    To remind us of days long ago.

    Hey, I learned a Hanukkah song in elementary school, that was almost like this. Maybe it was a variation of this song.
    It went something like this:

    'Tis the week of Hanukkah, good cheer it is bringing
    This holiday we celebrate with dancing and singing
    Gather round the table, the hora we'll do
    Then join in a song that our forefathers knew

    But hush now, and come now, the candles we'll light one by one
    Then hear the story of God and His glory and how precious freedom was won
    Then hear the story of God and His glory and how precious freedom was won
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  • ninja dogninja dog Registered Users Posts: 23,780 Curl Neophyte
    Hanukkah is my excuse for buying milk chocolate "hanukkah gelt" and eating it all in one sitting.

    I love peeling the foil from the coins.
  • EilonwyEilonwy Registered Users Posts: 12,391 Curl Connoisseur
    mrspoppers wrote: »
    geeky wrote: »
    My in-laws are leaving for Florida for the winter tomorrow, so we celebrated early Hanukkah with them on Saturday. It was my first time making latkes (came out OK but what a pain in the butt to make). My jelly donuts rocked, though.
    You brag about these jelly donuts every year but never share the wealth. :(
    They're called sufganiyot (singular = sufganiyah). You'll find a ton of recipes if you search online.

    Seize the means of production! Throw off the reins of geeky's doughnut tyranny!
  • rudeechickrudeechick Registered Users Posts: 6,726
    :hiding:

    I am so proud of you all!!:cheers:

    Continue, please.....:toothy1:
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  • NetGNetG Registered Users Posts: 8,116
    Please excuse the fact the site I copied/pasted these lyrics from got the spelling wrong on the Yiddish.

    I'm Farputst for Hanukkah by Keaton Simons
    When I was a young Jewish boy
    I had a shay getz cousin
    Who asked me why on Hanukkah
    Of gifts I get a dozen
    Although he was a kibitzer
    He wore a worried face
    I said, hey I’m no big shot here
    I only get but eight
    One for every night
    The festival of lights
    Latkes on the plate
    And presents numbering eight
    I’m farputst for Hanukkah
    Shalom and zay gezunt
    Children spin the dreidel
    While the grown-ups have a shtup
    They tried to burn our temple down
    But then we took it back
    Judah and the Maccabees
    The oil that had to last
    The oil that burned for eight long days
    We show with our menorah
    To Antiochis we were slaves
    What a moyshe kapoyer
    Hanukkah means literally
    Our proud rededication
    So grab a seat and have a nosh
    Enjoy the celebration!
    I’m farputst for Hanukkah
    Shalom and zay gezunt
    Children spin the dreidel
    While the grown-ups have a shtup
    They tried to burn our temple down
    But then we took it back
    Judah and the Maccabees
    The oil that had to last
    Hey!
    I’m farputst for Hanukkah
    Shalom and zay gezunt
    Children spin the dreidel
    While the grown-ups have a shtup
    They tried to burn our temple down
    But then we took it back
    Judah and the Maccabees
    The oil that had to last
    Hey!!
    I’m farputst for Hanukkah
    Shalom and zay gezunt
    Children spin the dreidel
    While the grown-ups have a shtup
    They tried to burn our temple down
    But then we took it back
    Judah and the Maccabees
    The oil that had to last
    Oh
    Judah and the Maccabees
    The oil that had to last
    The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
    -Speckla

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  • HropkeyHropkey Registered Users Posts: 572
    I always just got one present for Hanukkah- mostly because I also get a small present for New Years.

    Last year, I got pajama pants and an iTunes giftcard. This year I'm asking for money to buy a glockenspiel. I haven't been this excited in a very long time.
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  • ursulaursula Registered Users Posts: 1,461 Curl Neophyte
    I forgot this one:
    I have a little dreidel,
    I made it out of clay,
    And when it's dry and ready,
    Then dreidel I shall play!

    Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel,
    I made it out of clay;
    Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel,
    Then dreidel I shall play.
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  • *Marah**Marah* Registered Users Posts: 8,032 Curl Neophyte
    I love Chanukah! We give our son gifts during Chanukah.. not to make him feel not left out of Xmas since that's irrelevant to us.. but because all the good sales are on around this time of year. So we try to snatch him up toys that are on sale that we know he will like... I get him some clothing items as well.

    We light the menorah and sing Chanukah songs with CD's we have...We also give him gelt and he wins even more when we play the Dreidel game. We still haven't figure out how he always wins though..because it's not like he can cheat.. so we are planning to beat him this year. He says we will not.. but we'll see.

    I make homemade latkes every single year and I will be this year as well..Our son is going to help this time around.

    I am going to try this brisket recipe that Jeff Nathan (a kosher chef that makes "new Jewish cuisine") had on Jewish TV as well. We will see how that turns out.. LOL!

    If anyone is interested www.zionjudaica.com is having an sale on Chanukah items. Items are from 10 to 25% off. My husband and I have ordered from them various items and they are very reliable!

    My son's Chanukah theme song: It's called My Dreidel:
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I have a little dreidel,
    I made it out of clay,
    And when it's dry and ready
    Then dreidel I shall play!


    Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel
    I made it out of clay
    Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel
    Now dreidel I shall play
    [/FONT]


    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]It has a lovely body
    With a leg so short and thin
    And when it gets all tired
    It drops and then I win!
    [/FONT]


    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel,
    With a leg so short and thin,
    Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel,
    It drops and then I win.
    [/FONT]

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  • *Marah**Marah* Registered Users Posts: 8,032 Curl Neophyte
    ursula wrote: »
    I forgot this one:
    I have a little dreidel,
    I made it out of clay,
    And when it's dry and ready,
    Then dreidel I shall play!

    Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel,
    I made it out of clay;
    Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel,
    Then dreidel I shall play.

    LOL.. I just noticed you posted this.. my son loves this song.. LOL! Well the end of it.. cause he wins!
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  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Registered Users Posts: 5,656
    I love love love latkes. I would eat them year-round except I'm too afraid to make them myself - I'd most likely start a fire. My dad makes some pretty amazing ones though.

    I'm interested to see if my two-year-old will try a latke. He has a book about latkes that he LOVES to read and goes around the house saying "latke! latke!" but he's always gun-shy when it comes to trying new foods.
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 20,729 Curl Virtuoso
    All of you latke haters can send them my way! I love them. How can you not like fried potatoes! Crazy talk!
    : ) They're basically just hash browns or little patties of french fries.

    And fried sweets are also great. And fried shredded carrots and parsnips are awesome too. Fried mashed potatoes too. Ok, fried anything is pretty darn tasty!

    Oh these are getting made one of these nights cuz now it's a craving!
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  • M2LRM2LR Registered Users Posts: 8,630 Curl Connoisseur
    I have never had a latke.
    :rambo:
  • rudeechickrudeechick Registered Users Posts: 6,726
    M2LR wrote: »
    I have never had a latke.

    :confused2:
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  • SariaSaria Registered Users Posts: 15,963
    M2LR wrote: »
    I have never had a latke.

    Basically a hash brown, or potato pancake/galette.
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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Registered Users Posts: 10,573 Curl Connoisseur
    When we lived in Germany, we ate latke. They would serve these at WeinachtsMarkts (Christmas markets) with applesauce. Yum! :)

    Happy Chanukah to all my Jewish Curly friends. :)
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