The Symbols of Hanukkah

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The Symbols of Hanukkah
Release Date: December 5-11
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By BETTY DEBNAM
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by Betty Debnam
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1987 Un iveru ] Press Syndicate
A Jewish holiday
The Symbols of Hanukkah
Dreidel
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Spinning the
dreidel is a
Hanukkah custom.
The dreidel (ORA-dIe) is a special toy
top. It has four sides with the Hebrew
symbols for the words meaning "A great
miracle happened there." In Israel, the
dreidels read "A great miracle happened
here."
The dreidel goes back to ancient times
when the Jews could not worship as they
wanted. They would meet in secret and
someone would read the service. If an
enemy came near, they would get out a
dreidel and start playing . This way the
soldiers didn't really know what the Jews
were doing.
Menorah
The menorah (me-NO-rah) is a
candlestick that holds nine candles.
On the first night of Hanukkah,
one candle is lighted. On the
second night, two candles are
lighted. This goes on for eight
happy nights.
This custom is based on an
event that goes way back in
history.
The story is that the Jews, led
by Judas Maccabeus, won a great
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The Menorah
"I have a little dreidel,
"I made it out of clay,
"And when it's dry and ready,
"A dreidel game I'll play:'
This is a very old song that Jewish
children sing when they celebrate
Hanukkah, "The Feast of Lights."
Hanukkah starts on the 25th day
of the Hebrew month Kislev. It
usually comes in December.
Hanukkah lasts for eight days.
victory over the Syrians.
They wanted to celebrate by
lighting a lamp to burn in the
temple. The only pure oil they
could find would burn for just one
day. They decided to go ahead and
use the little jar of oil. It lasted for
eight whole days until new oil
could be prepared.
The menorah has an extra place
for the "sham mash" (SHAH-mash)
or "helper" candle that is used to
light all the other candles.
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Gelt
Jewish boys and girls also get "gelt," or
money, during Hanukkah . Often this is
chocolate candy money covered with gold
paper and placed in a little net bag.
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Gifts
Jewish boys and girls receive gifts during
Hanukkah. Some get gifts only on one
night. Others get gifts every n ight.
Latkes
Latkes, or potato pancakes, are a favo rite
Hanukkah food. They are fried in oil, which
reminds Jews of the oil in the menorah.
Latkes are often served with applesauce.
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PRESENTS, CANDLES, MENORAH, TEMPLE,
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1987 Universal Press Syndicate
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Can You Speak Hebrew?
Many Jewish children study
Hebrew because their prayer
services are held in this
language.
Some Jewish children go to
These are the
22 consonants
in the Hebrew
language. This
shows the
consonants in
alphabetical
order from
right to left.
We have given
you how the word
is pronounced,
how it is written
in Hebrew, and
the English
translation.
Hebrew day school instead of
public schools.
However, many Jewish children take Hebrew lessons after
school, one to three days a week.
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by Jews all over the
world.
The Hebrew language
is quite different from
English.
While we read and
write English from left to
right, Hebrew is read and
written from right to
left.
The Hebrew language
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~Rookie Cookie's Recipe : Latkes
It is a Hanukkah custom that latkes
(LAHT-kes), or potato pancakes, must be
~ served at least once during the holiday. Here
! is a recipe that you might like to try. You
E will need an adult's help for cutting, grating
~ and cooking. Remember, latkes should be
~ served right after cooking. They are good
~ with applesauce.
~ You'll need:
~ • 2 cups potatoes
~ • 1 small onion
~ • 1 teaspoon salt
~ • 14 teaspoon pepper
] • 1 tablespoon flour
~ • lh. teaspoon baking powder
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What to do:
1. Peel potatoes and soak in cold water for
one hour.
2. Drain and grate potatoes.
3. Grate onion. Add salt, peppe #'ctn d
potatoes. Mix with flour and baking powder.
4. Add eggs.
5. Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls into a hot,
well-greased frying pan.
6. Spread out with the back of a spoon.
7 . Turn to other side to brown.
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Teacher's
Guide
For use by teachers and parents at home and at
school.
For use with issue: The Symbols of Hanukkah
Main idea: To cele bra te Ha nu kka h, th is iss ue talks a bo ut the symbols of the Jew ish
celebra t ion . Also in cluded is a He brew lesson. The following is a list of activities to be
used with th is issue . They are listed in o rd er of difficulty, wi th the easier pre-reader
assign ments lis ted fi r st . Ask th e childre n to do th e followi ng:
1. Find the fo llowing pictures in th is issue when your teac her calls the m out:
school, night sky, presents, car, bread, ho use, ba by, bicycle.
2. Cou nt th e nu mber of Ha nu kka h sym bols. Talk abo ut eac h one and why it is a
pa r t of this importan t Jewis h cele bration .
3. Do some researc h to find o u t the dates of Ha nukka h t his year. Mar k the m o n a
calendar.
4. Do you or anyo ne yo u know celebrate Hanukkah ? Wha t eve nt does it celebra te?
5. Create a Han ukka h card for a Je wish frie nd . O n it, you may w an t to incl ude
pictu res of some of the symbols of Ha nu kka h .
6. When your teacher calls o ut a word pictu red in th e He brew lesson, fi nd it a nd
practice saying t he wo rd . See how ma ny of th e words yo u can memor ize.
7 . How is th e He brew alpha bet differe nt fro m o urs? Practice w r iting and sayi ng
the le tters . How many le t ters are in t he He brew alphabe t ? In the English alphabe t ?
8. C ut ou t th e pic tu res in th e He brew lesson . Mix them up, then place th em in
alphabetical orde r.
(Note to Editor: Above is the Teacher's Guide for Issue 50.)
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Supersport: Gary Clark
Height: 5-9
Weight: 173
Birthdate: 5-1-62
College: James Madison
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Last year, Washington Redskins
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He caught for 1,265 yards, second
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