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Hanukkah at 2022 - Traditions and Recepie

Jewish holidays, which date back to a very distant past, are celebrated in Israel in a very conscientious and varied manner. Their celebration manifests itself in traditional and non-traditional customs and activities, affecting all aspects of people's lives.

Jewish holidays, which date back to a very distant past, are celebrated in Israel in a very conscientious and varied manner. Their celebration manifests itself in traditional and non-traditional customs and activities, affecting all aspects of people's lives. The Jewish Feast is the "landmark" by which the Israelites mark the rhythm of the year. The presence of the festival is felt everywhere: on the streets, in schools, in synagogues, at home.

When is Hanukkah?

Hanukkah, which begins on the 25th day of the month of Kislev (usually December), celebrates the triumph of the Jews—the victory of the Maccabans over the Greek rulers (164 BC). This victory was both physical—as the victory of the small Jewish people over mighty Greece—and spiritual—as the victory of the Jewish faith over Greek Hellenism. The essence of the festival is the spiritual aspect of the victory and the miracle: the sacramental olive oil was poured into the candelabra for one day, but it burned for the full eight days needed to rediscover the Temple.


How many days in Hanukkah?

Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days in Israel and beyond within the diaspora. The central feature of this festival is the lighting of candles every night, one on the first day, two on the second day, and so on, commemorating the miracle that took place in the Temple. In Israel, one of the central themes of Hanukkah is restored independence; popular traditions in the diaspora are giveaways and dreidl (in Hebrew, the square-shaped "wolf"). In the temple, the letters of the Hebrew alphabet are written on the sides of the "wand", forming a definite message "A great miracle happened here"; in the diaspora, the message reads "There was a great miracle." Schools are closed during Hanukkah week, but adults have to go to work.


The sages have determined that the candles should be lit at the main entrance of the house at the hour when the stars light up. According to tradition, the new day for the Jews begins with the first star. On the first day, the side candle is lit on the right. The next day it is joined by the second, and it gradually adds light to the house with its light, recalling the miracle of the people's unity that won the conquerors and the miracle of the eight days of shining in the temple.


When does Hanukkah start in 2022?

Hanukkah 2022 will begin in the evening of Sunday, December 18 and ends in the evening of Monday, December 26


Tradicions on Hanuhhak

During Hanukkah, it is customary to prepare traditional Hanukkah dishes like potato pancakes (latkes) and patties with jam (sufganija). Hanukkah is associated with the way they are made using vegetable oil, reminiscent of the miracle of Hanukkah. Also eat dairy dishes, especially cheese.

Festive traditions also include gifting children with toys or money. As is customary on the fourth or fifth night of Hanukkah, parents give their children (regardless of age) "Hanukkah money," which the children can in principle spend at their own discretion, but part of this money must be donated to charity.

Other Hanukkah customs include playing the Hanukkah wolf ("svivons," "dreidls"). Children play a four-way train. This game is played for "Hanukkah money".

According to a long tradition, women do not work as long as Hanukkah candles are lit.



Recepie : Hanukkah holiday delicacy- sufganiyot



1.Beat the egg in a deep bowl.

2.Add the sugar and beat well.

3.Add the cream and cheese.

4.Grate the orange peel with a fine grater.

5.Then cut the orange in half and squeeze the juice by hand or with a squeezer. Mix into the dough.

6.Add flour and baking powder. Mix thoroughly with a large tablespoon.

7.Collect small balls (about 3-4 cm in diameter). The resulting dough is sticky, so your hands should be moistened before rolling the balls.

8.Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the balls. The amount of oil depends on the size of the pot; the smaller the pot, the less oil will be needed. The main thing is to completely immerse the balls in the oil. 9.Bake the balls on each side for one or two minutes, but pay attention not to the time, but to the fact that the balls turn temptingly golden. filled or garnished.


Traditionally, sufganiyot are filled with strawberry jam, but there are many variations: apple and apricot jam, crème fraîche, boiled cream, chocolate and other delicacies. The filling is usually printed on a freshly baked ball with a special cap (it can be bought in stores). The smaller sufganiyoti are not filled, but served with icing sugar and jam.



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