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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-22-2008, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Today is December 22nd

So to all cat lovers to whom it applies...


HAPPY HANNUKAH!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-22-2008, 06:45 PM
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Re: Today is December 22nd

I'm not Jewish, but thanks and Happy Hannukah right back at ya. I'd light a candle if I had one.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-22-2008, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Today is December 22nd

I'm not Jewish either, just thought I'd extend some cheer!
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Re: Today is December 22nd

Chanukah is not much of a holiday observance on the Jewish calender.
Gentiles make a bigger deal out of it than most Jews ever do, so their
Jewish friends won't feel left out of all the Xmas celebrating around them.
If Chanukah happened in February, few Gentiles would even know about it.
It's very considerate of Gentiles to care, however misplaced that may be.
Happy Holidays Everyone

Peter Paul And Mary LIGHT ONE CANDLE
Light one candle for the Maccabee children
Give thanks that their light didn't die!
Light one candle for the pain they endured
When their right to exist was denied!
Light one candle for the terrible sacrifice
Justice and freedom demand!
And light one candle for the wisdom to know
When the peacemaker's time is at hand!
chorus:
Don't let the light go out!
It's lasted for so many years!
Don't let the light go out!
Let it shine through our love and our tears. (2)
Light one candle for the strength we all need
To never become our own foe!
And light one candle for those who are suff'ring
Pain we learned so long ago!
Light one candle for all we believe in,
Let anger not tear us apart!
And light one candle to bind us together
With peace as the song in our heart!
(chorus)
What is the memory that's valued so highly
That we keep it alive in that flame?
What's the commitment to those who have died
When we cry out they've not died in vain,
We have come this far, always believing
That justice will somehow prevail!
This is the burning. This is the promise,
This why we will not fail!
(chorus)
Don't let the light go out!
Don't let the light go out!
Don't let the light go out!
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-22-2008, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Today is December 22nd

It's the feast of the re-dedication of the Temple,right? Judas Maccabeus and his army fought the Greeks who ...laid siege to Jerusalem?... And the observance of the miracle of the oil,symbolized by the mennorah.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-23-2008, 03:27 AM
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Re: Today is December 22nd

Does it always fall on 22 December?

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-23-2008, 10:42 AM
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Re: Today is December 22nd

No Seashell; Jews and Moslems
use a similar Lunar calander, while
Christians use a Solar calander.

A Lunar calender has a leap Month
every 4 years, while the Solar has a
leap day. That's why every 4 years
the date seems to oscillate between
early December and late December.

this subject can get a lot more complicated,
but I thought I'd keep it simple on a cat forum


First Day of Hanukkah;
Mon. 14 December 1998
Sat. 4 December 1999
Fri. 22 December 2000
Mon. 10 December 2001
Sat. 30 November 2002
Sat. 20 December 2003
Wed. 8 December 2004
Mon. 26 December 2005
Sat. 16 December 2006
Wed. 5 December 2007
Mon. 22 December 2008
Sat. 12 December 2009
Thu. 2 December 2010
Wed. 21 December 2011
Sun. 9 December 2012
Thu. 28 November 2013
Wed. 17 December 2014
Mon. 7 December 2015
Sun. 25 December 2016
Wed. 13 December 2017
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