Happy Chanukah 2012/5773
Remembering Chanukah Traditions and Some Latkes and Applesauce
Tonight is the first of the eight nights of Chanukah. In case you’re keeping track, the twenty-fifth day of Kislev (which is the first night of Chanukah in the Jewish calendar) once again coincides with our solar calendar date of December eighth. For many kids, tonight is the first of eight highly anticipated nights of presents.
When I was growing up, I was allowed to select one gift out of a sizable stash to open on each night. The eighth night was a free-for-all, not unlike a fireworks finale on the Fourth of July, when I could open all of my remaining gifts. It was a blast. What are some of your favorite Chanukah memories?