Archive for December 2nd, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Chanukah 2009 (12/02)

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about Chanukah
the Jewish Festival of Lights

Dec 02 : 09 days till Chanukah

Did you know that Chanukah is one of the least religiously significant holidays in the Jewish calendar?

The principle holidays of the Jewish faith include Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Passover and Shavuot. Due to its proximity to Christmas, however, Chanukah has taken on greater prominence in the last century.

Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, is a celebration of the victory of the Maccabees and the rededication of the Jerusalem Temple. It also commemorates the miracle of the oil that burned for 8 days. Jewish people mark this eight-day holiday by lighting the menorah, an eight-branched candelabra, and eating foods fried in oil such as potato latkes and jelly donuts. Join us for a new Did You Know? each day as we count down to Chanukah.

Chanukah, Hanukkah, Hanaka — no matter how you spell it — the fun begins at sundown on Friday December 11th.

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(December 02) Today we're celebrating . . .  Special Education Day

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Special Education Day
On this day in 1975, Congress passed the Special Education Law in America. The anniversary is an opportunity for special education teachers, parents and activists to reflect on the great strides that have been made since the mid1970s and to strategize for ways to continue to progress the state of special education in the U.S.

2009 Video Advent Calendar: December 02nd

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

A Holiday Video Countdown to Christmas: Day 2

"Little Drummer Boy, David Bowie and Bing Crosby"
December 02, 2009 : 23 Days Till Christmas

You can check out a new holiday video each day right here or check out our Advent Calendar each day.

link: Advent Calendar on the Net

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