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12/13/15 - NNHS Newsletter
Last Day of Hanukkah

“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
(31 Aug 1894  - 22 Jan 1976)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   On this last day of Hanukkah, we have Joe Madagan to thank for the theme music, Eight Days of Chanukah:

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 12/08/12 - "Chanukah Music Lyrics":

Hi, Carol:

Please find the attached .pdf file with Five Songs for your subscribers to celebrate the Festival of Lights (Dedication), compliments of The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry. The Tampa Bay Fellowship of the Friends of Israel met this afternoon and we had a wonderful time of celebration and fellowship.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

http://www.nnhs65.com/HANUKKAH/JAM-Chanukah-Music.PDF

   Once again, thanks so very much, Sweet Adonis! Revisiting the same four Hanukkah songs every year was becoming embarrassing!

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_J9eENUHVU -  Eight Days of Hanukkah


From http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/last-day-chanukah:

Many Jewish people in the United States mark the last day of Hanukkah as the end of the Hanukkah celebrations. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish observance to commemorate the Jewish people's struggle for religious freedom.

Hanukkah is one of the happiest Jewish events for many Jewish Americans. Many families light candles on the hanukiah, a type of candle holder, eat sizzling potato pancakes, give gifts and play with the dreidel, a spinning toy that is particularly popular during Hanukkah.

The last day of Hanukkah is the eighth day of Hanukkah. It is known as Zose Hanukkah, Zos Hanukkah or Zot Hanukkah.  It is the second day of the month of Tevet and marks the day on which the great miracle of oil occurred, according to Jewish belief. It is a particularly special day because it encapsulates all of Hanukkah.

Hanukkah events in the United States include daytime or evening events featuring make popular food eaten during Hanukkah, particularly food fried in oil. There are also music nights reserved for singing and playing the dreidel, games events, as well as concerts and plays...

Hanukkah commemorates the Jewish people’s successful rebellion against the Syrians in the Maccabean War in 162 BCE. A ritual cleansing and re-dedication of the Temple occurred after the Jewish people’s victory. It is believed that there was only enough consecrated oil to keep the lamp burning for one day but the small bottle of oil miraculously lasted for eight days. Hanukkah, also known as Chanukah, is referred as the Feast of Lights or Festival of Lights for this reason.

Moreover, the survival of Judaism over the many years is also celebrated during this period. Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days between the 25th day of the month of Kislev to the second day of Tevet in the Hebrew calendar. The first day of Hanukkah marks the start of eight-day Hanukkah period.  It is marked as the 25th day of the month of Kislev in the Jewish calendar. The Hanukkah period ends on the second day of the month of Tevet. It is important to note that many Jewish observances begin at sunset on the day before.

The dreidel is a toy that is popular during the Hanukkah celebrations. It is a spinning top with a different Hebrew letter inscribed in each of its four sides – the four letters form an acronym meaning “a great miracle happened here”. The hanukiah (or chanukkiyah) is a type of candelabrum that holds eight candles to commemorate the eight days that the oil burned and a ninth candle that sits apart, known as the shamash, or servant candle that lights the others. One candle is lit on the first night, another on the second, and so forth until all candles are lit on the last night...


FOOTBALL:

  
   How about that Great Football Game yesterday??

   The Army-Navy Football Game was played at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday, December 12, 3:00 PM (carried on CBS). Navy beat Army 21-17.

http://espn.go.com/college-football/recap?gameId=400760500

   GO NAVY!


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to Kay Davis Smith ('57)!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to Elizabeth Mitchell Hedgepeth ('57) AND   Kathie Avant Taylor ('64) of GA!  

   Happy Birthday this week to:

15 - Jewell Hamner Crowe ('57) AND        Buster Vest ('63) of VA;

16 -     Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of MA;

17 - Norma Helmick Burks ('63) AND   Tom Oxner ('65) of AR;

18 - James Strickland ('57);

19 - Durwood Adams ('57) AND The late    Suzie Bauz ('63) (deceased 11/03/14);

20 -   Ellen Carney Manson ('63) of SC!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html 


THIS DAY IN WWII:

December 13, 1937 - The Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of NankingNanjing, defended by the National Revolutionary Army under the command of General Tang Shengzhi, fell to the Japanese.Pro

December 13, 1937 -  The Nanjing Massacre: Japanese troops began carrying out several weeks worth of raping and murdering hundreds of thousands civilians and suspected Chinese resistance after the fall of Nanjing.

December 13, 1938 - The Holocaust: The Neuengamme concentration camp opened in the Bergedorf district of Hamburg, Germany.

December 13, 1939 - Battle of the River Plate – Captain Hans Langsdorff of the German Deutschland class cruiser (pocket battleship) Admiral Graf Spee engaged with Royal Navy cruisers HMS Exeter, HMS Ajax and HMNZS Achilles.

December 13, 1941 - Hungary and Romania declared war on the United States.

December 13, 1943 -The Massacre of Kalavryta: by German occupying forces in Greece.

December 13, 1944 - The U.S. cruiser Nashville was badly damaged in a Japanese kamikaze suicide attack. 138 people were killed in the attack.


THIS DAY IN 1965:

Monday, December 13, 1965 - Actress and singer Jackie Clune was born in Harlow, Essex, England.

Monday, December 13, 1965 - Illustrator Marko Mäetamm was born in Viljandi, Estonia.


“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'
(18 Dec 1920 - 15 Oct 2001)


PEACOCKS AND (OOPS - NO POMEGRANATES!):

   
 
 


“When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.”

- Albert Einstein
(14 Mar 1879 - 18 Apr 1955)


BONUS CHRISTMAS STORY:

From My Friend, Tammy, of UT - 12/07/14 - "Daily Christmas Story (#11 in a Series of 24)":

This year I decided to share some of my favorite Christmas stories and quotes. It is a tradition in our family to read a Christmas story every night in December culminating with the Nativity on the 24th.

Christmas Story Day 11, A Brother Like That
 

A Brother Like That

A man named Paul received an automobile from his brother as a Christmas present. On Christmas Eve when Paul came out of his office, a street urchin was walking around the shiny new car, admiring it. "Is this your car, Mister?" he asked.

Paul nodded. "My brother gave it to me for Christmas." The boy was astounded. "You mean your brother gave it to you and it didn't cost you nothing? Boy, I wish..." He hesitated…

Of course Paul knew what he was going to wish for. He was going to wish he had a brother like that. But what the lad said jarred Paul all the way down to his heels.

"I wish," the boy went on, "that I could be a brother like that."

Paul looked at the boy in astonishment, then impulsively he added, "Would you like to take a ride in my automobile?"

"Oh yes, I'd love that."

After a short ride, the boy turned and with his eyes aglow, said, "Mister, would you mind driving in front on my house?"

Paul smiled a little. He thought he knew what the lad wanted. He wanted to show his neighbors that he could ride home in a big automobile. But Paul was wrong again. "Will you stop where those two steps are?" the boy asked.

He ran up the steps. Then in a little while Paul heard him coming back, but he was not coming fast. He was carrying his little crippled brother. He sat him down on the bottom step, then sort of squeezed up against him and pointed to the car.

"There she is, Buddy, just like I told you upstairs. His brother gave it to him for Christmas and it didn't cost him a cent. And some day I'm gonna give you one just like it...then you can see for yourself all the pretty things in the Christmas windows that I've been trying to tell you about."

Paul got out and lifted the lad to the front seat of his car. The older brother climbed in beside him and the three of them began a memorable holiday ride.

That Christmas Eve, Paul learned what Jesus meant when He said, "It is more blessed to give than receive."

     Thank you so very much, Tammy!


BONUS CHRISTMAS DECORATING IDEAS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML4l3xolQ5k - Making Festive Bows


BONUS HANUKKAH CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://crochetinglessons.blogspot.com/2009/12/chanukkah-hanukkah-crochet.html  


  BONUS HANUKKAH RECIPES:

http://www.twilightbridge.com/hobbies/festivals/hanukkah/recipes.htm

http://allrecipes.com/recipes/holidays-and-events/hanukkah/

http://www.epicurious.com/recipesmenus/holidays/hanukkah/recipes/

http://www.foodnetwork.com/holiday-central-hanukkah/package/index.html

   And here are some recipes by some familiar names (they don't really appear to have any particular bearing on Hanukkah, but, well, you know....):
 

COCOA NUTTY COFFEE CAKE CRESCENT YEAST COFFEE CAKE LEMON PARFAIT PIE SCOTCH CAKE
Mrs. J. L. Levinson (Selma) - mother of Ilene Levinson Lieberman ('65) of Israel Mrs. Ira Hirshman (Lee) - mother of Mike Hirshman ('65) of CO and Janet Hirshman ('68) of VA Mrs. Franklin O. Blechman (Marie) - mother of Judith Blechman ('57); Libby Blechman David ('61) of VA; and Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA Mrs. Sol Ellenson (Bernice) - mother of Harron Ellenson ('65) of MA, and aunt of Rabbi David Ellenson ('65) of NY
p. 166 p. 171 p. 185 p. 222

   These were all taken from Always in Good Taste, collected by the Hampton Roads Section of the National Council of Jewish Women in August, 1972.

   " ♫♪ I bought it on eBay! ♫♪ "


BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):

     From Me ('65) of NC - 12/12/14:

Quick Chicken A La King

3 lbs. boneless skinless chicken
1/2 cup butter
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
2 cups instant rice
2 soup cans water
garlic, salt and pepper to taste
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  
    To Use Immediately: Preheat oven to 350°. Place chicken breasts in 9” X 13” baking dish. Spread dry rice evenly over chicken. In separate bowl mix together soup, melted butter and water; pour over rice & chicken. Season with garlic, salt, and pepper to taste. Bake (or Freeze) 60 minutes or until chicken is tender and done. Remove chicken and mix together rice and juices – let stand for 5 minutes. Serve rice, with chicken on top and sprinkle with grated cheese
 
   To Freeze: Prepare entire dish as directed above and freeze prior to baking. Place cheese in separate ziplock on top. When ready to use, thaw in fridge over-night and bake as directed (350° for 60 min) or bake straight from freezer for 2 ½ hours at 350°.
 


http://www.mrfood.com/Beef/Meaty-Stuffed-Peppers-4431/ml/1 - Meaty Stuffed Peppers - "A delicious and nutritious meal is only a half hour away with Meaty Stuffed Peppers. They'll be ready in no time."

http://www.mrfood.com/Casseroles/Classic-Goulash/ml/1 - Classic Goulash - "Classic dishes never go out of style, and this easy recipe for Hungarian goulash will be one of your favorites. With savory seasonings and hearty stick-to-your-ribs appeal, it's a perfect meal to satisfy a hungry gang!"

http://www.mrfood.com/Soup-Recipes/Hamburger-Soup-6033/ml/1 - Hamburger Soup - "No, this isn't a mistake - it really is hamburger soup! This is hamburger that we eat with a spoon...and serve with a bun for dunking! But we do recommend serving it with a ladle instead of a spatula."


FINALLY:


From
http://www.ajokeaday.com - 12/12/13:

 
“What did your mother do yesterday morning. Vicky?”

“She done her shopping, ma’am.”

“Done her shopping, Vicky? Where’s your grammar?”

“She done her shopping as well, ma’am.”


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/05/15

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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915-780-3048
 


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Eight Days of Chanukah

Music by Boris Fomin
(1900 -1948)


Once there was a time we had a Temple
Where every Jew would go three times a year.
There we worshipped G_d in our tradition
Till suddenly a tyrant did appear.

Then at Modin Mattathias told us:
"Whoever is for us come join our band!"
Led by Judah and his faithful brothers
We drove the tyrant from our holy land.

CHORUS:
Eight days of Chanukah, Eight days of Chanukah,
We celebrate the festival of light
Those days in history
Still live for you and me,
Let's keep the flame forever shining bright.

When they came to dedicate the Temple
How their hearts were heavy with despair.
Impurities and idols all around them
And just one jar of pure oil was there.

But with faith in G_d they cleansed the Temple
Kindled that small lamp with hope and love.
Then the story had a happy ending:
Eight days of blessed light came from above.


"Eight Days of Hanukkah" (a.k.a. "Those Were the Days"; a.k.a. "Dorogoi dlinnoyu") midi courtesy of http://upchucky.com/midi-request2.html - 12/15/12

"Eight Days of Hanukkah" lyrics courtesy of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 12/08/12
Thanks, Joe!

Image courtesy of http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/last-day-chanukah - 12/15/12

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

Hanukkah clip art courtesy of http://www.moonchildren.com/holidays/chanukah/grphxset.htm - 11/23/04

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