Archive for December 9th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Chanukah 2009 (12/09)

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

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

Dec 09 : 02 days till Chanukah

Did you know that there is a tradition to eat oily foods on Chanukah as a gastronomical reminder of the miracle of the oil that lasted for eight days?

In Israel, the food of choice is a deep-fried jelly donut. In North America and Europe, latkes — fried potato pancakes — are commonly enjoyed.

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 09) This Month we're observing . . .  Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009


Safe Toys and Gifts Month
During the busiest gift-giving season, educate yourself about the age-appropriate, safe toys that your children can enjoy… safely.

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2009 Video Advent Calendar: December 09th

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

A Holiday Video Countdown to Christmas: Day 9

"Faith Hill – Joy To The World"

December 09, 2009 : 16 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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