How to Celebrate the 8 days of Hanukkah with the standard Jewish traditions
If you don't know exactly what goes on during Hanukkah, this series of videos will set you straight. Hanukkah is the most recognized Jewish holiday, right around Christmastime, and Chaim from Maoz Israel is going to show you some traditional customs that are performed during the eight days of Hanukkah 2010. Learn about the menorah, sufgaiyots, the mysterious dreidel and the traditional Chanukah songs.
Video 1: Light the Menorah
Make sure you're lighting the menorah the correct way, along with saying the proper blessings!
Video 2: Make Hanukkah Donuts (Sufgaiyot)
Chaim travels to some Israeli bakeries to learn how to make Hanukkah donuts, also known as 'sufgaiyot'.
Video 3: The Special Hanukkah Dreidel
Many people (Jews or not) are familiar with the Dreidel Song, but not everyone knows what a Dreidel is and how to play the Dreidel game.
Video 4: Make Hanukkah Latkes (Potato Pancakes)
If Hanukkah donuts didn't feel you up, try out these potato pancakes (Hanukkah Latkes).
Video 5: The Hanukkah Story
'Twas the 5th day of Hanukkah and all around the world, people were wondering… just what was Hanukkah? Learn the story of the Hanukkah miracle that is celebrated each winter.
Video 6: Hanukkah Gift Ideas
On the sixth day of Hanukkahm my true love gave to me...?????? So, what do you give someone for Hanukkah? Is it as big a gift giving holiday in Israel as it is in the U.S.?
Video 7: Singing Hanukkah Songs
Looking for ideas for your Hanukkah 7th day celebration? How about a sing-a-long? There are lots of fun Hanukkah songs and today Chaim takes us around Tel Aviv and asks Israelis to share their favorite Hanukkah songs with us.
Video 8: Yeshua Celebrated Hanukkah
As the holiday comes to an end, the meaning of it should just be beginning. Chaim shares with us how the most famous Jew of all time, Yeshua, actually celebrated Hanukkah. And there are important lessons we can learn from Him during this special time of year.