Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hanukkah thoughts

(Photo by Roland Scheicher, 1 August 2006)

This year, Hanukkah begins at sundown today -- Tuesday, December 20th -- and ends on December 28th. Next year, Hanukkah will begin on December 8th and end on December 16th. The year after that, Hanukkah will begin on November 27th and end on December 5th. Therefore, Christians and others, please do not wish your Jewish friends a “Happy Hanukkah” long after it is past. They will appreciate the thought but they may look at you strangely.

My wish for you at Hanukkah (and always) is simple:

May your dreidels always land on gimel.*

*My thanks go out to my friend Elizabeth Stanforth-Sharpe in the U.K. for this good wish.

Also, a little gelt wouldn’t hurt.


  1. Elizabeth, I do not speak, read, or write Hebrew, but with the help of a handy-dandy online language translator I know what your comment says, and so:

    ברוך הבא

  2. תודה רבה !תה מדבר


  3. My previous comment might give the impression that I'm confused, too! I'm not; just being equanimous!!!! xx