Archive for November 30th, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to Chanukah (11/30)

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

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

Nov 30 : 01 day till Chanukah

Did you know that a game of chance known as dreidle (dreidel) — or sivivon in Hebrew — is played on Chanukah?

The dreidle is a four-sided top, which is passed around and spun by each of 2 to 4 players. The letter that the top lands on determines how much of the pot of pennies (or chocolate coins) one wins or loses.

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 Wednesday December 01st.

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(November 30) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Computer Security Day

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Computer Security Day
Are you practicing Safe Hex?

As the saying goes – you can never be too rich, too thin, or too computer secure! (?) Have you updated Windows recently? Is your virus software up to date? How about your firewall? Do you even know what I’m talking about?

If not then here are some links to help you on your way to practicing Safe Hex!

links:
Zone Alarm
McAfee
Symantec / Norton
Safe Hex – Safe Computing Tips

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