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יום שלישי, 20 בדצמבר 2011

Hanukkah Box

Tonight we light the first candle of Hanukkah.  Actually there will be two candles, we light one and when it's lit, we use it to light the other. Each night of the 8 days of Hanukkah an additional candle is lit. All nine candles are lit on the 8th night.  In the old religious quarters of Jerusalem Menorahs are placed on window sills for walkersby to enjoy the sight.   Gifts for the children are part of this eight days festival of lights, a gift each night. It is customary to give children Hanukkah coins.  Nowadays children receive chocolate coins wrapped in golden foil. Songs are sung when the menorah is lit and games are played, especially with the dreidel.

Hanukkah celebrations include traditional food and activities rich with symbolic and historic meaning.

We eat traditional potatoe pancakes fried in hot oil.  Also big yeast- dough sweet puffed balls, fried in deep oil, sprinkled on with sugar powder and  red marmalade injected into them. Don't go near them if you watch your weight.

the Hanukkah Ikea box is completed.  On Saturday Tali will receive both boxes.  I am not very satisfied with this one so I haven't glued it shut yet.

And there is a warm welcome to one new follower - Vicky Lovejoy - http://lovejoybears.blogspot.com/


I made the traditional puffs and  panckaes from Fimo.
The menorah with all nine candles.  The one in the middle, is the service candle.  It has to be higher then the rest.
Found these little dolls with hideous dresses on key rings.  Usually I don't use dolls in my scenes, only if they are special ones.  I made one a new dress.  She looks better now.

Also, knitted her a tiny tedy to hold.  Her first day gift.
I even made a tiny yellow dreidel.  It lies on the green wrapped box.

12 תגובות:

  1. Drora´s es cierto que el vestido que traen las muñecas es feo, pero tu has sabido darle un aire completamente distinto a ella, se ve tan dulce y bonita con su vestido nuevo y su osito de peluche que es entrañable ahora, y ademas esos dulces se ven deliciosos, y me gusto oir las fiestas como se celebran alli, y a mi si que me gusto mucho la escena, tiene mucho significado con esas velas y todo lo que cuentas, asi que felicitaciones por ella, un besito

  2. La has dejado muy bonita con ese vestido, es una muñequita muy linda. La mini escena ha quedado genial con tantas cosas bonitas en un espacio tan reducido. Felicidades , besos

  3. The new dress id wonderful. I like the scene in the box.
    Bye Faby

  4. Happy Hanukkah to you and your family, Drora! Thank you for sharing your Holidays with us.:) And of course a very happy and healthy New Year!I love the box! It is charming.:) Hugs

  5. Am I too late to share the tidings with you? :) Happy holidays dear Drora! I have nejoyed your minis. Its good to see you making more and more of them.

  6. Thanks for sharing about the Hanukkah traditions--Happy Hanukkah! I didn't know that you knew how to knit, Drora! Your tiny teddy bear is fantastic!!! I have three tiny teddy bears so far, but I haven't shown the two recent additions. I must do that soon. They are so nurturing to have around--the big ones and the mini ones! :-) Congratulations on an amazing job!

  7. Happy Hanukkah to you and your family, thank you for this wonderful explanation. I think your tratditional potatoe pancakes are similiar to my favourite food I could eat at least once a week, we call them "Kartoffelpuffer" *yammi" Your box is wonderful, I'm sure your granddaughter will love it.


  8. Happy Hanukkah to you and your family. Also Happy Christmas and best wishes for a wonderful 2012. Thank you Drora for your friendship .
    Hugs Maria

  9. Muy interesante las tradiciones que has compartido con nosotros y que nos muestras en esa preciosa escena. Feliz Navidad. Un beso.

  10. Que pases felices fiestas disfrutando de esos sabrosos bocados. La muñeca está con este vestido más guapa. Un saludo, Eva

  11. everything is so cute. Have to go back and look at more pages now!

    From Tyla @