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Hanukkah, Chanukah. What is it? Join BimBam staffer Jeremy Shuback for an exploration of the holiday’s history, significance and rituals.
Written by Rabbi Mark Melamut as part of a unique partnership called the Rabbis’ Writing Lab, and shot at the YouTube Space in Los Angeles, it’s a new format for BimBam and we hope you’ll like, share and enjoy it this holiday season.
Chag urim sameach! Happy Festival of Lights. Happy Chanukah.
Spin yourself back in time in this animated short to learn the story of Chanukah and why we celebrate miracles in the darkest and coldest part of the year.
This year Chanukah will begin at sundown on Saturday, December 24, 2016 until the evening of Sunday January 1, 2017. During this eight day and eight night festival of lights people around the world will light candles, play the game of dreidel and enjoy foods made with oil such as latkes and sufganiyot (jelly donuts!)
More Chanukah videos and resources here.
Learn how to light and say the Jewish blessings over Hanukkah candles in a real life preschool class! We are proud to partner with PJ Library to bring you this sweet tutorial. You can practice all three Hebrew blessings for Hanukkah right along with us and the Shaboom! cast.
Chag urim sameach – happy Chanukah!
If you don’t already know the words to I Have a Little Dreidel, well, it’s a good thing you found this page! Get singing and find yourself a Chanukah party. And don’t forget to check out all our Chanukah videos and downloadables on our dedicated Hanukkah Page.
Apparently, this song also exists in Yiddish, we will have to see about that. “Ikh Bin A Kleyner Dreydl” anyone?
Shehecheyanu (pronounced sheh-hekh-ey-ya-noo) is a Jewish blessing for firsts.Read More
There’s a lot of emphasis in Judaism on stopping to recognize special moments. Some do this in the form of a prayer or a blessing for the first time they are doing something new. It’s said the first time you light Chanukah candles, the first time you taste matzah or the first time you taste a new fruit in a year. It’s also said at a conversion, the birth of a new child or upon seeing a friend for the first time in ages.
Take a moment to learn this Jewish blessing for firsts so the next time you find yourself in a first, you’ll know what to say.
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