Hanukkah Trivia

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December 23rd, 2020 at 4:50:15 PM permalink
Wizard
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Happy Festivus!

Now, the airing of the grievances.
I'll start:
Hey Wiz! How about we get the answers that you promised us over a week ago?


That is a valid grievance and I apologize for not posting the answers earlier. Here they are and I'll repeat the questions for your convenience.

Questions

1. How many candle holders are on a menorah?
2. The original Hanukkah miracle occurred after who recaptured the Temple from whom?
3. What game might be played to celebrate Hanukkah?
4. What is the name of the first Hanukkah candle to be lit?
5. What are two of the most popular foods might one eat to celebrate Hanukkah?
6. In the original Hebrew, Hanukkah is an acronym for what?
7. The story of Hanukkah can be found in which books?
8. The miracle of Hannukah is that a one-day supply of temple oil lasted how long?
9. A Hanukkah candle should burn for at least how long?
10. When Hanukkah falls on the Sabbath, which should be lit first, the Hanukkah candle or the Shabbat candle?
11. How many blessings are said at the lighting of each candle?
12. What is given to children during Hanukkah?
13. Which president was the first to have a public Hanukkah candle lighting?
14. Where in the house should the menorah be located?

Answers

1. Nine
2. The Maccabees victory over the Seleucid Empire (Iíll also accept Antiochus IV Epiphanes).
3. Dreidel
4. Shamash
5. Latkes and sufganiyot (Iíll accept potato pancakes and jelly donuts)
6. It is an acronym in Hebrew that translates to ďEight candles, and the halakha is like the House of Hillel.Ē That is a reference to one rabbinical school of thought on the proper order to light the candles.
7. First and Second Maccabees.
8. Eight days.
9. Half an hour.
10. The Hanukkah candle, because that may be lit before sundown, but definitely not the Shabbat candle.
11. Two, except three the first night.
12. Gelt (Iíll accept chocolate coins in gold foil wrapping)
13. Jimmy Carter, in 1979
14. Near a door or window, so that it may clearly be seen from the outside.

In the same spirit of Festivus, I'd like to air mine about you. Hmmm. I can't think of a single thing to complain about. You're a good Mench, DJTB.
Knowledge is Good -- Emil Faber
December 23rd, 2020 at 5:13:09 PM permalink
DJTeddyBear
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The original post had 12 questions, but your post above has 14 Q&A.

Itís a Festivus Miracle!


Iíve been called a good Mench.

Another Festivus Miracle!




Thanks Mike. 😁
Ignorance is bliss and knowledge is power. But having only some facts can get you into trouble!
December 23rd, 2020 at 8:02:24 PM permalink
Wizard
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Thanks Mike. 😁


You're welcome :-)
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