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Happy Chanukah!

Sundown tonight. Happy Chanukah! Eat latkes, doughnuts, potato chips, falafel, sufganiyot. . .

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perelleth
Dec. 15th, 2006 08:42 pm (UTC)
And Happy Chanukah to you.
Are you at home or still in Chicago?
Enjoy, anyway. And eat as much as you can! ;-)
frenchpony
Dec. 16th, 2006 03:09 am (UTC)
I'm still in Chicago. I'm going home on the 22nd, yay for the rest of the Pony Family being on the semester system. But I'm having a little party tomorrow night in which much good food will be involved.
dawtheminstrel
Dec. 15th, 2006 09:04 pm (UTC)
Happy Chanukah, Pony. Eat fried food! It's tradition.
frenchpony
Dec. 16th, 2006 03:09 am (UTC)
Oh, I plan to fry things and eat them very happily for the next week!
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frenchpony
Dec. 16th, 2006 03:10 am (UTC)
I am having pretty good holidays. Today I went to a Christmas party at work and lit the first candle. Tomorrow, I'm having a party.
meggins
Dec. 15th, 2006 09:53 pm (UTC)
It's nearing sundown. I have a dreidel up as my wallpaper. So it's not too soon to say Happy Hanukkah!

Potato chips? I didn't know they were a traditional food. Is it because of what dawtheminstrel mentioned, that they're a fried food? (Guess Lay's Baked Potato Chips are out of the question, then. Which is okay because I'd just as soon have the full fat version.)
frenchpony
Dec. 16th, 2006 03:11 am (UTC)
Potato chips aren't exactly traditional. But you're right -- I include them in my party because they are fried. Also falafel and latkes.
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dawn_felagund
Dec. 15th, 2006 09:53 pm (UTC)
Happy Chanukah! :^D
frenchpony
Dec. 16th, 2006 03:12 am (UTC)
Thank you!
elliska
Dec. 15th, 2006 11:53 pm (UTC)
Happy Chanukah! That song is funny. I'd never never seen the video. You'll get a kick out of this: on the morning news, the story about how that airport should put its Christmas tree back up because no one should be offended by such a symbol was followed by a report about how horribly outrageous it is that a local city has holiday flags on the light poles that have 'Jewish stars' on them next to little snowflakes. People are demanding the flags come down because they are offensive. That's logic for you...
frenchpony
Dec. 16th, 2006 03:16 am (UTC)
Ah, the joys of being an extreme minority religion. Most Americans aren't offended by Christmas trees because most Americans are Christians. Christmas trees are normal, just part of the expected surroundings. But confront them with symbols of a minority faith and whoa nelly! Frankly, I'm still kind of surprised that people in Florida would be offended by a flag with Jewish stars. You'd think there are enough Jews living in Florida that people there would be used to us by now.
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meckinock
Dec. 16th, 2006 12:51 am (UTC)
Happy Chanukah, Pony! Stuff yourself with all that good chow and have a great time.
frenchpony
Dec. 16th, 2006 03:17 am (UTC)
I'm having some friends over for a party tomorrow night, in which all that good chow, and more, will be involved. And then I'm going to the DIY Judas Maccabeus at KAM on Sunday.
fafojoy
Dec. 16th, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
Happy Chanukah to you.
frenchpony
Dec. 16th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm having a party tonight.
rhobike
Dec. 17th, 2006 07:11 am (UTC)
happy Chanukah! We had fish & chips tonight!
frenchpony
Dec. 17th, 2006 03:43 pm (UTC)
I made falafel and latkes and a few other goodies, and some friends came over. Judas Maccabeus tonight, bay-bay!
saadiira
Dec. 19th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)
Happy Chanukah!!! (And considering the above posts, and to be utterly PC, Merry Christmas, and Joyous Yule, too!)

Our town's holiday display has come to include two menorahs and a creche, after much debate over whether there could be a display at all, that is. We are blessed here, in that I don't think many people would find those lovely Menorahs threatening at all. (And on that note, Why DON'T Christians also celebrate Chanukah? Does it appear only in writings other than the Old Testament?)

There are many people here who are not Christian, and we have a very large Jewish presence, especially in a few towns hereabouts. That's not just awesome for making it possible to find a really GOOD bagel shop in just about every strip mall :) (Sorry, bagels on the brain right now, and probably going to go rush off before the stores close at 2:30...), either, but means that pretty much everyone is going to know and LIKE someone who isn't JUST like them.

As for the argument that this country was founded Christian, actually, it wasn't. If anything, it was founded Deist, which is part of why the constitution includes Freedom of Religion, all the non-Christians amongst the founding fathers. I admit to being baffled by how that can be interpreted of late sometimes, too.

-Dira-
frenchpony
Dec. 19th, 2006 07:49 pm (UTC)
Two menorahs? Fancy, fancy. There are some people who find any symbol of a faith other than their own threatening. I'm not sure why. But there's no real reason for Christians to celebrate Chanukah, unless they really want to.

It comes from the Book of Maccabees, which I think is counted as part of the Apocrypha. The particular incident took place about a hundred years after Jesus lived, by which time Christianity and Judaism had pretty much completely split.
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