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Hanukkah quotes



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”

Colorful candles burning bright, each lit on eight very special nights.  ~Author Unknown

May the lights of Hanukkah usher in a better world for all humankind.  ~Author Unknown

Eight days the light continued on its own:
A miracle, they say, but not more so
Than ordinary lives of flesh and bone,
Consuming wicks burned ashen long ago….
~Nicholas Gordon, poemsforfree.com

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

To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle,
Every cubic inch of space is a miracle.
~Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Most Texans think Hanukkah is some sort of duck call.  ~Richard Lewis

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”

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.  ~Buddha

We have focused on the miracle-thing and I think we often overlook the message of Hanukkah.  To me, the core of the holiday is the cleaning of the temple…. The accomplishment was in restoring the temple to the purpose for which it was built.  Now think of the temple as a symbol.  Perhaps it represents my life.  The world has tried to use me for its own (perhaps good, but none-the-less extrinsic) purposes.  But now I can rededicate myself to my own original purpose.  ~Ralph Levy, “Hanukkah – Another View”

On Hanukkah, the first dark night,
Light yourself a candle bright.
I’ll you, if you will me invite
To dance within that gentle light.
~Nicholas Gordon, poemsforfree.com

Let the straight flower bespeak its purpose in straightness – to seek the light.
Let the crooked flower bespeak its purpose in crookedness – to seek the light.
Let the crookedness and straightness bespeak the light.
~Allen Ginsberg, “Psalm III”

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

Most Texans think Hanukkah is some sort of duck call. Richard Lewis

May the lights of Hanukkah usher in a better world for all humankind. Anonymous

Chanuka is about the spark of the divine in all of us made in God’s image. Suzanne Fields

The darkness of the whole world cannot swallow the glowing of a candle. Robert Altinger

To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle, every cubic inch of space is a miracle. Walt Whitman

On Hanukkah, the first dark night, light yourself a candle bright. I’ll you, if you will me invite, to dance within that gentle light.
Nicholas Gordon

Colorful candles burning bright, each lit on eight very special nights. Anonymous

Praised are You, Our God, Ruler of the universe, Who made us holy through your commandments and commanded us to kindle the Hanukah lights. Anonymous

Christmas brings enormous electric bills. Candles are used for Hanukkah. Not only are we spared enormous electric bills, but we get to feel good about not contributing to the energy crisis. Anonymous

By all means, then, let us have psalms and days of dedication anew to the old causes. Charles Reznikoff

Still ours the dance, the feast, the glorious psalm; the mystic lights of emblem, and the word. Emma Lazarus

A candle is a small thing. But one candle can light another. And see how its own light increases, as a candle gives its flame to the other. You are such a light. Moshe Davis

Now, near the Winter Solstice, it is good to light candles. All the nice meanings of bringing light to the world can be beautiful. But perhaps we are concentrating on lighting the world because we don’t know how to light up our own lives. Ralph Levy

The commandment to light the Hanukkah lamp is an exceedingly precious one, and one should be particularly careful to fulfill it. In order to make known the miracle, and to offer additional praise … to God for the Wonders which He has wrought for us.
Maimonides

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Christmas brings enormous electric bills.  Candles are used for Hanukkah.  Not only are we spared enormous electric bills, but we get to feel good about not contributing to the energy crisis.  ~KOACH Humor, “Holiday Distinctions Finally Explained” (KOACH College Outreach is a project of The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism)

May love and light fill your home and heart at Hanukkah.  ~Author Unknown

In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it “Christmas” and went to church; the Jews called it “Hanukka” and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say “Merry Christmas!” or “Happy Hanukka!” or (to the atheists) “Look out for the wall!” ~Dave Barry, “Christmas Shopping: A Survivor’s Guide”

…A fuel-less flame is nothing but a wraith,
However wrought, if unsustained by passion.
~Nicholas Gordon, “How Long Can We Remember an Event,” poemsforfree.com

Now, near the Winter Solstice, it is good to light candles.  All the nice meanings of bringing light to the world can be beautiful.  But perhaps we are concentrating on lighting the world because we don’t know how to light up our own lives.  ~Ralph Levy, “Hanukkah – Another View”

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.  ~Jewish Proverb

By all means, then, let us have psalms
and days of dedication anew to the old causes.
~Charles Reznikoff, “Meditations on the Fall and Winter Holidays”

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.  ~Chinese Proverb

Still ours the dance, the feast, the glorious Psalm,
The mystic lights of emblem, and the Word.
~Emma Lazarus, “The Feast of Lights”

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?  ~Rose F. Kennedy

Even our misfortunes are a part of our belongings.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Night Flight, 1931, translated from French by Stuart Gilbert

The darkness of the whole world cannot swallow the glowing of a candle.  ~Robert Altinger

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May love and light fill your home and heart at Hanukkah.Anonymous

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.Anonymous

Sometimes there are imma­ture kids who make jokes about (Hanukkah), but other than that, everyone is really accept­ing
Anonymous

Hanukkah is the ideal holiday to heal the pain because one of its major themes is the triumph of good over evil.Anonymous

It’s not only a Jewish message but a universal message of hope in the face of tyranny and darkness.Anonymous

More people can relate to (Hanukkah) because more people are facing hardships.Anonymous

Holidays help because they come with stories, and the Hanukkah story is good for relaying that the divine pervades everything, even darkness.Anonymous

Hanukkah has very little accouterments attached to it … Besides dreidels and gold, foil-wrapped coins, the menorah is the way to showcase the holiday.Anonymous

It’s a very simple holiday when, for a time, light is the most important thing and life isn’t always about material stuff. Anonymous

It’s also a reminder that humanity is not alone and all things, including poor economies, happen for a reason.

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Just as Hanukkah candles are lighted one by one from a single flame, so the tale of the miracle is passed from one man to another, from one house to another, and to the whole House of Israel throughout the generations.
Anonymous

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

May the festival of light encircle your life with Joy and Happiness. Success comes at your home.
Anonymous



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

Come here, I will show you a new way to the Creator: Not through speech, but through song! Let us sing and Heaven will understand us.
Anonymous

You are welcome to the festival of lights, which reflects the beauty of the fest that good always victory over bad and brightness victory over darkness.
Anonymous

Let us vow to lead the world from darkness to light, from falsehood to truth, and from wrong to right
Anonymous

Faith makes all things possible, Hope makes all things work, Love makes all things beautiful, May u have all the three, on the festival of lights!
Anonymous

Let’s light the menorah For the Festival of Lights, One candle every evening For eight great, joyous nights. Latkes, games, and sharing, Happiness and cheer. Let’s light the menorah For Hanukkah is here.
Anonymous

Eight little candles in a row, All aglow. Scarlet, purple, Pink, blue, Green, white and yellow, Orange, too. The menorah, Shining bright, Holds a rainbow to wish you happy Hanukkah
Anonymous

Hanukkah Wishes for the light of faith, the warmth of home, the love of family and friends all be yours this year.
Anonymous

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Kindle the taper like the steadfast star ablaze on evening’s forehead o’er the earth, and add each night a luster till afar an eightfold splendor shine above thy hearth.Emma Lazarus

Is not Hanukkah a symbol of Israel, and its light a symbol of his immortality?Leo Jung

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?Rose Kennedy

As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.Marianne Williamson

Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war.Thucydides

I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.Susan B. Anthony

Eight days the light continued on its own: A miracle, they say, but not more so Than ordinary lives of flesh and bone, Consuming wicks burned ashen long ago.Nicholas Gordon

Let the straight flower bespeak its purpose in straightness – to seek the light. Let the crooked flower bespeak its purpose in crookedness – to seek the light. Let the crookedness and straightness bespeak the light.Allen Ginsberg

A fuel-less flame is nothing but a wraith, However wrought, if unsustained by passion.Nicholas Gordon

They celebrated it for eight days with gladness like Sukkot and recalled how a little while before, during Sukkot, they had been wandering in the mountains and caverns like wild animals.So carrying lulavs …they offered hymns of praise to God who had brought to pass the purification of His own place.Anonymous

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I’ll be thinking of you at Hanukkah, wishing you weren’t so far away. Have a light, bright celebration!
Anonymous

At Hanukkah we remember tradition, freedom, and courage. Have a joyous celebration of the Festival of Lights.
Anonymous

Twinkle, twinkle Chanukah lights, shining brightly for eight nights. See the dreidel spin around, eat some latkes crisp and brown. Twinkle, twinkle Chanukah lights, come and join us on this night.
Anonymous

One and two, three and four Shining, shining brightly. Five and six, then two more, Each one added nightly. Eight at last, what a blaze! Prettiest of sights,. Best of all the holidays, This Festival of Lights.
Anonymous

Now, near the Winter Solstice, it is good to light candles. All the nice meanings of bringing light to the world can be beautiful. But perhaps we are concentrating on lighting the world because we don’t know how to light up our own lives.
Ralph Levy
Hanukkah – Another View.

Most Texans think Hanukkah is some sort of duck call.
Richard Lewis

They celebrated it for eight days with gladness like Sukkot
and recalled how a little while before, during Sukkot,
they had been wandering in the mountains and caverns like wild animals.
So carrying lulavs …they offered hymns of praise
to God who had brought to pass the purification of His own place.
II Maccabees 10. 6-7

In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it “Christmas” and went to church; the Jews called it “Hanukkah” and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say “Merry Christmas!” or “Happy Hanukkah!” or (to the atheists) “Look out for the wall!”
Dave Barry
Christmas Shopping: A Survivor’s Guide

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

The major question, which we must ponder on Hanukkah, is whether the Jewish people can develop an identity that will enable it to meet the outside world without feeling threatened or intimidated. The choice, hopefully, need not be ghettoization or assimilation. We can absorb from others without being smothered. We can appreciate and assimilate that which derives from “foreign” sources and at the same time feel firmly anchored to our particular frame of reference.
Rabbi David Hartman
A Different Light: The Hanukkah Book of Celebration, edited by Noam Zion and Barbara Spectre.

Rock of Ages, let our song,
Praise Thy saving power
Thou amidst the raging foes,
Wast our sheltering tower
Furious they assailed us,
But Thine arm availed us
And thy word broke their sword,
When our own strength failed us.
And thy word broke their sword,
When our own strength failed us.
Rock of Ages (Hymn)

Who can retell the things that befell us, who can count them?
In every age a hero or sage came to our aid
Who can retell the things that befell us, who can count them?
In every age a hero or sage came to our aid.
Hear! In days of yore in Israel’s ancient land
Maccabeus led the faithful band
Now all Israel must as one arise
Redeem itself through deed and sacrifice.
Who Can Retell (Song)

Chanukkah, Oh Chanukkah
Come light the menorah
Let’s have a party
We’ll all dance the hora
Gather round the table, we’ll have a treat
Shiny tops to play with, latkes to eat.
And while we are playing
The candles are burning low
One for each night, they shed a sweet light
To remind us of days long ago.
Chanukkah, Oh Chanukkah (Song)

Dreidel, spin, spin, spin.
Hanukkah is a great holiday.
Hanukkah is a great holiday.
Dreidel, spin, spin, spin.
It is a celebration for our nation.
A great miracle happened there.
A great miracle happened there.
It is a celebration for our nation.
Sevivon, Sov, Sov, Sov (Song)

I have a little dreidel. I made it out of clay.
When it’s dry and ready, with dreidel I shall play.
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made you out of clay.
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, with dreidel I shall play …
My dreidel’s always playful. It loves to dance and spin.
A happy game of dreidel, come play now let’s begin.
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, it loves to dance and spin.
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel. Come play now let’s begin.
Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel (Song)

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.

Colorful candles burning bright, each lit on eight very special nights.
Author Unknown

May the lights of Hanukkah usher in a better world for all humankind.
Author Unknown

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

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.

We have focused on the miracle-thing and I think we often overlook the message of Hanukkah. To me, the core of the holiday is the cleaning of the temple…. The accomplishment was in restoring the temple to the purpose for which it was built. Now think of the temple as a symbol. Perhaps it represents my life. The world has tried to use me for its own (perhaps good, but none-the-less extrinsic) purposes. But now I can rededicate myself to my own original purpose.
Ralph Levy
Hanukkah – Another View.

Let the straight flower bespeak its purpose in straightness – to seek the light.
Let the crooked flower bespeak its purpose in crookedness – to seek the light.
Let the crookedness and straightness bespeak the light.
Allen Ginsberg
Psalm III.

Christmas brings enormous electric bills. Candles are used for Hanukkah. Not only are we spared enormous electric bills, but we get to feel good about not contributing to the energy crisis.

Koach Humor: Holiday Differences Finally Explained.

May love and light fill your home and heart at Hanukkah.Author Unknown

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.Jewish Proverb


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