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More Purim Crafts

Follow Robin Sampson’s board Hebrew Roots: Purim on Pinterest. Below you will find Purim Crafts Arts and Crafts Projects Ideas for your Kids such as graggers, masks, crowns, tiaras, noise makers, and more. How to Make a Confetti Blowing Pipe to Celebrate Purim – Make a toy confetti pipe to make cool little fireworks to […]

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Purim Crafts & Worksheets

The Holiday of Joy. A day to dress up, and be merry while remembering how the Jews of Persia narrowly escaped annihilation thanks to the bravery of Queen Esther

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Why Are Christians Celebrating Hanukkah?

Jesus preached three sermons in which he declared Himself the “light of the world,” and all three could have been during Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights.

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Christians are Celebrating Hanukkah

Hanukkah begins sundown December 24, 2016.  Many Christians are celebrating Hanulkah this year. WHY? We study a Hebrew book-written by Hebrews; we serve a Hebrew Lord-who had Hebrew disciples; we desire to follow the first century church-which was first predominately Hebrew; and through Christ, we are grafted into a Hebrew family! It makes sense to study […]

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Hanukkah History

Nearly twenty-two centuries ago, during the time of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, the events took place that the Jews memorialize each year at Hanukah time. The Jewish people had returned to the Land of Israel from the Babylonian Exile, and had rebuilt the Holy Temple, but they remained subject to the reigning powers: first, […]

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Manifesting the Light of Jesus

An excerpt from God’s Lamp, Man’s Light: Mysteries of the Menorah by Dr. John Garr When the Maccabean Jews rededicated the Temple and themselves unto God, the result was a miraculous manifestation of light. Oil that naturally would have burned for only one day supernaturally burned for eight days, signifying God’s approval upon the efforts […]

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How to Spell Hanukkah

In English there are at least 16 ways to spell it, including: Channuka, Channukah, Chanuka, Chanukah, Chanuko, Hannuka, Hannukah, Hanuka, Hanukah, Hanukkah, Kanukkah, Khannuka, Khannukah, Khanuka, Khanukah, Khanukkah, and Xanuka.

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Jewish Customs of Hanukkah

Jewish tradition sought to embellish these days of celebration. It is the practice to have festive meals for the eight days, and in addition to Latkes, jelly doughnuts fried in oil became popular. (Both symbolize the miracle of the oil.) Other popular sources of joy are the Hanukkah gifts and Hanukkah gelt (money.) The major […]

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Lighting the Menorah

The Traditional Way to Light the Menorah The first blessing thanks God for the commandment to “kindle the Hanukkah lights.” We therefore recite the blessing before lighting the candles, and then proceed to carry out the commandment. The second blessing praises God for the miracle the candles publicize, and is therefore said as the candles […]

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Hanukkah Songs

Several children’s songs for Hanukkah with a few videos.