December 3, 2013 · 7:00 PM
The Wright House
Hanukkah is a time of bright lights, of delicious smells, of delightful singing and games. It is a time to proudly remember our heroes and wonder at the miracles of G-d. Yeshua the Messiah - Himself a Jew - celebrated Hanukkah as recorded in the Gospel of John.
"At that time the Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah) took place at Jerusalem; it was winter, and Yeshua was walking in the Temple in the portico of Solomon." John[masked]
1. Serve jelly doughnuts and sweet potato latkes with applesauce
These are potato pancakes fried in oil, and they are the mainstay of a Hanukkah celebration. Fried food is popular during Hanukkah because it is meant to represent the oil that burned for eight days before the Jews could get more oil. We will provide the latkes - would someone volunteer to bring doughnuts?
2. Light the hanukkiah
A Hanukkah menorah has eight stems, with each representing the eight nights of Hanukkah. It is traditionally placed near a window. "Let your light shine..." Matthew[masked]
3. Say the Hanukkah blessings over the candles
There are typically two different Hebrew blessings to say, with a third being said only on the first night of Hanukkah.
Please contact Jerry & Melanie Wright if you have any questions, at 704.814.0674.