Thursday, December 02, 2010

Nes gadol hayah sham!

Well, not here on this humble blog, but today begins the annual festival of Chanukkah, commemorating the Maccabees' victory over the Greeks/Syrians, the cleansing of the Temple, the preservation of the Scriptures (the Greeks tried hard to destroy them), and finally the burning of Temple lamps with consecrated oil for seven days instead of just one.

Yiddish or goyesh, if you love God's Word, it's a great reason to enjoy some latke with applesauce.  Something great will happen.  Latke, or potato pancakes, are easy to make; simply grate some potatoes, add a touch of flour and egg to bind them together, and fry in olive oil like an ordinary pancake.

And of course, this might be one day you might choose NOT to enjoy bacon with your pancakes!


Gino said...

i would never not choose bacon.

Bike Bubba said...

No gelt for you, Greek!