Assignment #7 – Written – Level 1

Our next written assignment is to research the history behind the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah.

You will need to write a 5 – 7 complete sentence paragraph and it should follow the rubric posted on my teacher page. You should post your answer in the comment section of this page, email it to me, or bring me a hard copy by:

Monday October 13, 2014 by 11:59 pm.

The assignment is worth 10 points.
arolniak@champscharter.org

Love you more than really good organic red peppers.

Mrs. R.

12 thoughts on “Assignment #7 – Written – Level 1

  1. Hanukah is the Festival of Lights. It is an 8 day ritual celebrating the success of the Jewish Maccabees in Jerusalem. The miracle of the one-day supply of oil for the candles actually lasted 8 days. So that is why we celebrate Hannukah for 8 days. The first night we light the first candle (the Shamash) on the Hanukia which has nine candle places. The Shamash gets lit each night with one
    more candle from the previous day. We light the candles from right to left, just like how the Hebrew Language is read. The beginning of Hannukah starts out with traditional songs, blessings, dreidel games and food. To play steadied you spin a 4 sided cube with a point at one end. Each symbol on each side represents a different letter, which allows you to win or lose gelt ( Hannukah chocolate in the shape of a coin with gold wrapping). The food also includes Fanous Latkas ( potato pancakes). I LOVE HANNUKAH SO MUCH! 8 days of presents and great food, woohoo!!

  2. Hannukah is the Jewish celebration of lights. It lasts for eight days. It is on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar and usually falls in November or December. The celebration commemorates the rededication of the second temple in Jerusalem in the second century B.C.E. Today, it is celebrated by the lighting of the menorah, games, gifts, and traditional foods.

  3. The eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where according to legend Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. Hanukkah, which means “dedication” in Hebrew, begins on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar and usually falls in November or December. Often called the Festival of Lights, the holiday is celebrated with the lighting of the menorah, traditional foods, games and gifts.

  4. Also knows as The Festival of Lights, Hanukka is an eight day celebration commemorating the rededication to the second temple in Jerusalem. It starts on the 25th of Kislev according to the Hebrew calender. The holiday is celebrated by lighting the Menorah. Each day that goes by, a candle is lit. You light them from left to right like how you would read Hebrew Presents are given out everyday from each family memeber and traditional food is served.

  5. Hanukkah is the Jewish celbration that symbolizes the miracle of a candle that burnt for eight days when it was only supposed to burn for one day. That is why it is celebrated for a total of eight days. Around the time of Hanukkah you start to set up the menorah which is practically a candle holder that holds nine candles, one for each day and one that you use to light each candle with.

  6. The eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. According to legend Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. Hanukkah means “dedication” in Hebrew. It begins on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar and usually falls in December. Often called the Festival of Lights, the holiday is celebrated with the lighting of the menorah, foods, games and gifts.

  7. Hanukkah is the jewish celebration of lights. Hanukkah can also be spelled as Chanukah. The eight days and nights represent the eight day and nights that one candle was burning, even though the supply of oil that they had to light the candle was only enough for one night. The candle was burning in a temple in Jerusalem. Today, people celebrate the eight nights of Hanukkah. It is a festive holiday in which presents are given for all eight nights! For christmas there is a christmas tree, although for Hanukkah there is a menorah which has nine candle holders. Th reason why there are nine holders for candles instead of eight, is because the middle one, higher than the rest, is used to light all the candles. Every night one new candle is lit moving from left to right and the candle in the middle is lit every night.

  8. Hanukkah is known as the festival of lights.It is a time of year when you spent 8 days celebrating Jerusalem. During this event they light nine candles and they give each other presents for 8 days straight. The candles get lit one by one when each day passes. since there are nine candle instead of eight the middle candle represents the candles being lit together.

  9. Hanukkah is the Jewish celebration of lights. It is an 8 day Jewish Holiday. Every day you get a present till the 8 days is over. The candles are supposed to be lit for the 8 days straight when at first it was only supposed to be for 1 day. Hanukkah begins on the 25th Kislev. Hanukkah means dedication.

  10. Hanukkah is known as the Festival of Lights. You spend eight days celebrating and giving presents.The centerpiece of the Hanukkah celebration is the menorah, a candelabra that holds nine candles. Eight candles symbolize the number of days that the Temple lantern blazed; the ninth is a helper candle used to light the others. Families after sundown during the eight days of Hanukkah, while reciting prayers and singing songs. The menorah is filled from right to left, but lit left to right so each new candle is lit first. CELEBRATION!

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