I love transliteration, don’t you?
The festival of lights are upon us, and as so far no one else has written about the holiday (and we have how many Jewish writers on this site?) I guess I will (and I’m probably the most secular of the Jewish bunch…)
It’s Hannukka. On the first night (last Friday) we had friends over with their kids and I made sweet potato latkes (brilliant recipe that you really don’t need to be Jewish to enjoy – eat them with sour cream and apple sauce – however you will probably need more eggs if you use free range organic that aren’t the size of American Baseballs). The kids played, I cooked and right before we were ready to eat we lit the candles on the menorah. The lovely, home made menorah (or Hannukiah as it’s called here) that my son made in kindergarten, which melted that same night and is now unusable.
Which is why I’m now showing you alternatives to the homemade menorah.
Actually, that’s not true. I’m showing you menorah’s cause that’s what we have for Hannukka. I am not a “holiday tree” believer (it’s a Christmas Tree folks, you want to have one, fair enough – but please G-d call it what it is. And for those who argue that it came from the Pagans – the Christians have been using it long enough to call it their own. Leave them be.)
And that’s as political as this blog will probably ever be. Back to the menorahs…
The LED Motherboard Menorah above is wonderful for your inner geek – and it’s as cheap as it looks – $25 at Moma.
The Flexus Menorah is on the other end of the spectrum at $125. And yes, I do realize showing a bunch of menorahs during the holiday is a bit of a waste of time. I should have shown them last week. Well, consider this an early start on next year.
This next one I’m adding simply because of the description.
“This is a replica of a nine-branched Hanukkah menorah, similar to the candelabra that stood in the Temple in Jerusalem. The Star of David at top recalls the national aspect of Hanukkah.”
Huh?? The Star of David does what? How about there’s a Star of David because it’s a Hannukka Menorah and we’re Jewish? That lovely gem of translation is brought to you by the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, who really need to get a native English speaker to work on their website asap.
Happy Hannukka folks! Enjoy the latkes!
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