"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

There are at Least 14 Ways to Spell It!

And here is an article explaining the most popular and the second most popular way to spell- Hanukkah or Chanukah? The Festival of Light. 

Tuesday- the fourth night.

I was invited for potato latkes and the lighting of the Hanukkah candles at my friend’s house.  We taught together these past 6 years until I moved to the high school this year.  The first photo is her beautiful Menorah on the mantle. Her kids are grown up and out of town, too.  She and her husband and I sat by there fire and then she lit the fourth candle. It gets dark so early now as we approach the shortest day of the year.  The warmth of the fire and the glow from the colorful candles was lovely.

After we ate the latkes(served with sour cream and or applesauce)  Ann lit the fourth candle.

We left for an adventure, traipsing around Squirrel Hill, Murray Avenue and Forbes.  Up and down trying to decide where we should eat!  At least it wasn’t raining.   We had a nice evening, catching up on our families and school and mutual friends.  When we walked by the Giant Eagle supermarket and a young man asked if we were Jewish and she said, yes and he asked if she had candles.  Then we saw the table set up in front of the market with another young man cooking latkes on a griddle.  They had applesauce available and their organization had a big sign on the Menorah.  They told me they were “spreading light in the world.”  I asked if it would be okay to blog them and they gathered to gather for a group shot.  Pulled out the cell phone camera.  Yep, my camera was back by Ann’s house in the back trunk of the car.

Thanks Ann for including me in the candle lighting and for taking me on a good healthy walk around the neighborhood to find the best dinner.

IMG_6425

IMG_6430

6 responses

  1. Your friend’s Menorah is beautiful. On the TV show, The Chew, they showed how to make latkes with sour cream and applesauce. It looks delicious. This past Sunday I went to a Menorah lighting and celebration with the same group in your photo in Schenley Plaza in Oakland. It was a wonderful experience. Thanks for sharing yours.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

    December 12, 2012 at 12:25 am

  2. Glad to see that you and Francine both highlighted some Jewish Chanukah celebrations. Many of us get so caught up in our Christmas-y things that we forget that there are other, equally important and meaningful, celebrations in progress, too.

    December 12, 2012 at 1:53 am

  3. Nice to see my neighborhood from Boca Raton….We celebrated Chanukah in Boca with 13 family members……..

    December 12, 2012 at 4:55 am

  4. Sue Reinfeld

    Welcome to the world of Chabad.

    December 12, 2012 at 6:58 am

  5. Thank you for sharing the Festival of Lights. We have been lighting our candles too. Happy Hanukkah, Ruth!

    December 12, 2012 at 1:15 pm

  6. I love that boys are doing the cooking!

    December 13, 2012 at 9:49 am

Thanks for visiting the blog today. Comments are always nice to receive but just looking is great, too.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,598 other followers