Friday, 11 December 2009

Shalom


Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah. Tonight the first candle will be lit. Best wishes to everyone who celebrates the ancient miracle and blessing of enduring light!

10 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

I live in a neighborhood which is half Jewish and half Christian. A few years back Hanukkah and Christmas fell at the same time, and I cannot begin to describe the beauty of the neighborhood that year...one house with the Hanukkah candles and the next decorated for Christmas. There wasn't a house without a decoration.
Mary

Turquoise Diaries said...

Hope it will bring peace to everybody... Happy Hanuka..

Sadie said...

Wow how quickly the time moves. Its Hanukkah already! I really need to get my head out of the snow and take notice. lol Beautiful

madtexter (corey james) said...

Yes, Happy Hanukkah to my Jewish friends! (And to everyone!) The first Hebrew word I learned was Shalom. When I was a kid, I learned it from this sweet little old Jewish man who owned a pizzaria.

Every Sunday evening, I would pop into his pizzaria to get a pizza, and every week he would test me on different Hebrew words. Imagine that? The son of a Baptist minister being taught a completely different view of religion. It was wonderful.

staceyjwarner said...

Happy Hanukkah!

much love

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I'm a pagan...and in my home town I'm the odd one..no Jew's..mostly catholic, baptists and a few church of chirst..

Rue said...

I would love to learn more about Hannukkah - seems like such a lovely celebration!

Shalom!

The Soccer Moms' Guide to Wicca said...

We're about to go downstairs (better late than never) and light our menorah. Our Yule tree is already up and blazing...

Since I come from Jewish roots and Matt from Catholic, we celebrate everything but Kwanzaa...and we'd do that one too if we had African-American roots!

-Fae
-Fae

Sarah said...

Mozeltoff! I lived for many years with a wonderful Jewish community around me. I miss that!!
The other day shopping my DH and I spied a couple and the husband was wearing a yamaka...I wanted to hug them!!I didn't ..but wonderful to see!
Hugs, Sarah

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

A blessed and happy Hanukkah to you and yours!