Paul Wilson (29 Nov 2010)
"To Paul Wilson--ReHanukkah gifts and customs"

 
<<<eating food fried in oil, especially potato pancakes (latkes) and jelly doughnuts (sufganiyot)>>>
 
 
I am a giving guy so having eight days of gift giving would be awesome. Hope we celebrate in the New Jerusalem. Would also be nice in the MK if I am a teacher I can give gifts to the students.
 
Paul
Jan (27 Nov 2010)
"To Paul Wilson--Re:Hanukkah gifts and customs"

Paul,

Gifts are given each day of the 8 days of Hanukkah, which is why some kids --learning about the holiday ---ask to celebrate Hanukkah!  :)

Hannukah gelt (chocolate, foil-wrapped  "coins") is won by spinning the dreidle, a top.  And the Menora is lighted each night, with special prayers for each----

Here're 2 good links to info about the holiday:

http://www.answers.com/topic/hanukkah

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanukkah

God bless!  Jan