Pearl Harbor Remembrance, Hanukkah About to Begin

Today is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. It is the 71st anniversary of the attack, which occurred on December 7, 1941.

Let us take a moment to remember all of those who were killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor, and all of the victims who suffered physical, mental and emotional duress.


The first candle of Hanukkah will be lit on the eve of December 8, 2012.

Menorah Artwork hanging on exterior wall at Skirball Cultural Center

Menorah Artwork hanging on exterior wall at Skirball Cultural Center

Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame
Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret fastness of the heart
~Hannah Senesh

Menorah at Skirball Cultural Center

Menorah at Skirball Cultural Center

Kindle the taper like the steadfast star
Ablaze on evening’s forehead o’er the earth,
And add each night a lustre till afar
An eightfold splendor shine above thy hearth.
~Emma Lazarus, “The Feast of Lights”

The miracle, of course, was not that the oil for the sacred light –
in a little cruse – lasted as long as they say;
but that the courage of the Maccabees lasted to this day:
let that nourish my flickering spirit.
~Charles Reznikoff, “Meditations on the Fall and Winter Holidays”

Skirball Cultural Center Entrance

Skirball Cultural Center Entrance

Put on your yarmulke,
Here comes Hanukkah!
So much funukah,
To celebrate Hanukkah!
Hanukkah is the festival of lights.
Instead of one day of presents, we have eight crazy nights.
Adam Sandler
The Hanukkah Song

Books: Children

Sammy Spider’s First Hanukkah
My grandies love this book.

The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes My grandie girlie-girl loves this story.

Mrs. Greenberg’s Messy Hanukkah I so love this book!



Books Adults:

The Power of Light: Eight Stories for Hanukkah

A Different Light: The Hanukkah Book of Celebration

Hanukkah Resources:

Judaism 101

Jewish Center hopes for Hanukkah menorah world record

Wikipedia Hanukkah

Judaism dot com

Jewish Publication Society

Chabad dot org

Kiddush Cup

Kiddush Cup

Shabbat Shalom!



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9 responses to “Pearl Harbor Remembrance, Hanukkah About to Begin

  1. 71 years… time waits for no man, indeed.

    Shabbat Shalom!

  2. I don’t know what it was like to hear about Pearl Harbor. Fewer people alive who remember the day as well.

    As for Chanukah, the chanukiot are sitting in the living room by the window. I just need to buy the potatoes, sour cream, and lots of eggs.

  3. Latkes…yum!

    Hanukkah sameach!

  4. To see the elderly survivors honoring their comrades was a very moving experience.

  5. I will be back to go through your resources Lorri…..

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