What is Hanukkah
Hanukkah (also spelled Chanukah), also known as 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 begins in the evening of Saturday, December 8, 2012, and ends in the evening of Sunday, December 16, 2012. 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 Traditional on Hanukkah to play with the dreidel/draydel or sevivon in Hebrew which is a four-sided spinning top that children play with on Hanukkah. A festive family occasion with special foods and songs, Hannukah is also when children traditionally receive and give Chanukah Gifts or money, known as Hanukkah gelt (money) each evening after the candles are lit. 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 dreidel/tops.
Gifts are the modern incarnation of the tradition to hand out Chanukah gelt, Yiddish for money. At Oh! Nuts, we make that gift-giving task as easy and convenient as possible. We also recommend our Kosher Chanukah Gift Baskets and trays filled with a spectacular assortment of chocolate, nuts and candy in a variety of ceramic, silver plated Lucite or plastic dishes.
Any Gift may be found at Oh! Nuts from Homemade Gifts or for Man to funny Hanukkah gifts. we make an effort to to bring you the prefect selection of whatever is appropriate to be given as a Chanukah gift.
The Jewish Food section is full of ideas from jelly doughnuts to latkes but there is nothing like a unique upscale designed basket idea from Oh! Nuts to bring as a hostess gift or to serve at the Hanukkah Party.