[khah-nuh-kuh, hah-; Ashkenazic Hebrew khah-nuh-kuh; Sephardic Hebrew khah-noo-kah]
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My coworker from Poland told me about plackis, which are essentially the same thing as latkes without the Chanukah story.
Chanukah itself is a relatively minor holiday on the religious Jewish calendar.
Because the victory of Chanukah came about as the result of the heroic actions of a woman, Judith.
Not only does Jewish tradition not forbid women to light and bless Chanukah candles, it actually obligates them to do so.
Today, even Chabad sanctions it, recognizing that "the women of the ages felt a special affinity to the Chanukah lights."
Where is the spirit of the Maccabæans whom we hymn on this feast of Chanukah?
And all our "Chanukah" money went into Benny's pockets, and was lost to us for ever.Jewish Children
Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
Involuntarily I glance at the Chanukah light opposite to me in the window.Stories and Pictures
Isaac Loeb Peretz
King of the Universe, who hast sanctified us with Thy commandments, and commanded us to kindle the light of Chanukah.
Hence, too, the prevalent craving for a certain author's blood could not be gratified at Mrs. Henry Goldsmith's Chanukah dinner.The Grandchildren of the Ghetto
- a variant spelling of Hanukkah
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Word Origin and History for chanukah
also Chanukkah, 1891, from Hebrew hanukkah "consecration."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Another spelling of Hanukkah.
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