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December 13, 2003
December 16, 2012 11:15 PM
I've haven't been there yet
My comments is this, my parents went up for their first time
November 30, 2008 5:27 PM
That was pretty cool
I enjoyed that. There were some girls I knew through the years who insisted that the gift-giving idea had nothing to do with the Christians, but I think they were either too embarrassed or too proud to say otherwise. I think everyone should be able to have a nice gift-giving holiday just as an expression of mutual love and appreciation.
December 12, 2007 10:14 PM
I am a Catholic Christian, I like your website, I have many Jewish neighbors, I like learning about all faiths and beliefs. I enjoyed the Chanukah cartoon...it was a good explanation for all ages! Thank you!! Can I say God Bless you to my Jewish friends?
December 5, 2007 1:02 PM
Very well written-very informative
I knew about the candles but never knew how it all came together. It explained everything very well. Thank-you
December 4, 2007 12:10 AM
very nice cartoon
i did show this cartoon to my non-jewish friends, it explained it very nice.
December 16, 2006 11:48 AM
I loved the comic! It gave me a great explaination of how Chanukah came to be.
November 27, 2006 10:11 AM
in the cartoon, the adult character explained to the child that Chanuka gifts to children " so that they would feel left out next to their christian neighbors>"The Sages explain that "gelt" was given to the children on Chanuka as an incentive for the children to coninue with their "Chinuch", education, which is what the Macabbees fought for.I"ll admit that gift giving which was once exclusive to the children is now given to anyone, copying Christmas, but what is your source of that statemenet in the cartoon, that the origins of giving gifts to childern is to copy Christma?
September 27, 2006 6:48 PM
Chanukah at Sea!
I work on cruise ships and host the chanukah celebration and lighting the menorah since their is no one their to host that is Jewish. I love the fact that you see so many Jews come out and celebrate even whille being at sea!These pages and songs help me make a package for the guests so we can sing and celebrate whille at sea!
December 17, 2003 12:00 AM
Thanks a lot for your chanuka site. I am old and living isolated from any Jewish community and your site give me a deep yearning for the days, many decades ago, that I lived a real Jewish life. Thanks again!
December 17, 2003 12:00 AM
Very good. I needed some information to present to students.
I feel like I have a better understanding now. Thanks so much for this site.
December 16, 2003 12:00 AM
Hannukah, a special occassion
It is a great article, specially for children or people who keep themselves away from judaism. It explains in simple ways the reason and meaning of Hannukah.
Mrs. Norma Leedy,
December 15, 2003 12:00 AM
Thank you, I love it! You are helping me to learn more about my Judiasm
December 15, 2003 12:00 AM
Hey steve Greenberg!
How about translating the cartoon into Hebrew?!?!?
Kibbutz Maale Gilboa
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