This year, for the first time in many years, Chanukah and Christmas both coincide with each other.
Today is the first day of Chanukah and it is also Christmas Day.
Originally, this was going to be the Chanukah holiday greeting for my blog:
However, last night, we went to visit my sister, Raizel. We celebrated the first night of Chanukah together — we lite the candles, made doughnuts, sang songs and played with dreidels.
Traditionally, this holiday is celebrated by eating foods cooked in oil to celebrate the miracle of the oil which lasted for 8 days. My sister is a fabulous cook and baker. She can pretty well do anything in the kitchen! I am hoping to post her recipe and the pictures later.
My sister’s neighborhood is a mix of many faiths and people from all over the world. Since it was also Christmas Eve, and she lives near a Church, everyone, Jewish and Christian, was out celebrating and immersed in the holiness of their celebration.
Just for fun, I thought I would post a few pictures.
Happy holidays everyone!