UH60FtRucker From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 2 months 1 day ago) and read 1501 times:
Ok, so I am about to go out on a mission through Ramadi, so I won't be here this evening when Hanukkah officially starts at sunset. Thus, I am a little early in wishing all of my Jewish brothers and sisters, a happy Hanukkah.
Hanukkah is also known as the Festival of Lights, and is a celebration of the victory of the Maccabees, and the rededication of the Jerusalem Temple. It also commemorates the miracle of the oil that burned for 8 days.
It will definitely be odd spending the holiday in Iraq, and since practically everyone here celebrates Christmas, I will have more than my fair share of xmas carols, xmas trees, decorations, gifts, santa hats, etc...
And not to mention my fair share of xmas cookies. Ohhhh what I wouldn't do for some good Raspberry Apple Sauce Latkes and spiced fritters with maple-vanilla syrup!!!
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40298 posts, RR: 73
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 15 hours ago) and read 1407 times:
Quoting UH60FtRucker (Thread starter): And not to mention my fair share of xmas cookies. Ohhhh what I wouldn't do for some good Raspberry Apple Sauce Latkes and spiced fritters with maple-vanilla syrup!!!
...and have some fruitcake too!
Happy Hanukkah to you and all who celebrate!
All of us here hope you get back here safe and soon!
Thanks for the updates on your duties in Iraq.
I'll be drinking Manishevitz Concord wine in honor of Hanukkah.
Although I am not Jewish, I am always finding excusses to celebrate drinking holidays!
AsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 months 6 hours ago) and read 1280 times:
I freaked out a few friends and family members this year. I sent out Hanakkuh cards instead of Christmas cards. I have a menorah. Tonight (December 15th) would be a good night to put it in my front window and light the shammosh and the first candle.