ALL ABOUT HANUKKAH
Hanukkah – The Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish Holiday beginning on the 25th day of the month of Kislev, which falls anytime from late November to late December. This year Hanukkah 2008 starts Sunday, December 21. Hanukkah celebrates the re-kindling of the Jewish Temple menorah at the time of the Maccabee rebellion. The festival is observed in Jewish homes by the kindling of lights on each night of the holiday – one on the first night, two on the second, and so on.
It is a Hanukkah tradition to play with the dreidel which is a four-sided spinning top that children play with on Hanukkah, Hannukah is also when people traditionally receive and give Hanukkah Gifts or money, known as Chanukah gelt. Some people prefer actual coins for Chanukah gelt but a popular fad is the coins made of chocolate! You can also use chocolate gelt to play the customary dreidel game on one of Chanukah nights. Chanukah gelt comes in a large variety, in silver or gold foil-wrapped dark or milk chocolate coins. We also offer an assortment of candy-filled dreidels.