Recite this blessing the first time you do something each Jewish calendar year (e.g., the first night of Hanukkah when you light the menorah), and to mark joyous occasions.
Peel potatoes. Grate potatoes and zucchini and set in colander to drain while you grate the onion.
Try this delicious recipe from the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) Centennial Cookbook Collection, submitted by the Temple Sholom Sisterhood, Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Hebrew word Hanukkah means “dedication” and refers to the joyous eight-day celebration through which Jews commemorate the victory of the Maccabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and “rededication” of the Temple in Jerusalem.
It is life we want, no more and no less than that, our own life feeding on our own vital sources, in the fields and under the skies of our homeland, a life based on our own physical and mental labors; we want vital energy and spiritual richness from this living source.