Hanukkah, which means “dedication,” is the festival that commemorates the rededication of the Temple following the destruction of that holy place and the miracle of having enough oil to light the lamp for eight days. Today, the holiday reminds Jews to rededicate themselves to keeping alive the flame of Jewish religion, culture, and traditions so that it may be passed on to the next generation. The holiday lasts eight nights and one candle is lit for each night, the candle holder is called a Menorah. Hanukkah is referred to as The Festival of Lights, presents are exchanged, and potato latkes (pancakes) are eaten. We had our annual Hanukkah Party last week and welcomed back the incredible Klezmerkaba, a talented Klezmer band. Playing traditional eastern European and Yiddush songs. In addition to the melodic tunes we all enjoyed delicious potato latkes and jelly doughnuts!
Read more in Life at The Fountains at La Cholla