Whether you spell it Chanukah or Chanukkah or Hanukah or Hanukkah or any other number of ways, Chanukah (my preferred spelling) is fast approaching. As a matter of fact, it is right around the corner.
Chanukah is an eight day holiday that commemorates the victory of the Jews, led by the Maccabees, against Greek persecution and religious oppression. On the Hebrew calendar, Chanukah begins on the 25th day of the month of Kislev.
This year, on the Gregorian calendar, Chanukah begins at nightfall of December 11, 2009, and ends on December 19, 2009.
So however you may spell it, I say to you:
And to all, a good night.
p.s. There are other previous Roland’s Ramblings entries along these lines containing a variety of links which you may find over here.