|Well deserved Daily Deviations|
“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”
― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
we will remember for ever ,this worm -art winter
...MY PARADISE... by BUDDYFORME
Stained Glass by Art-Diversity
A Jewel by Lior-Art
Contemplation by Lior-Art
Promenade sous la pluie by QiLathea
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American Horror Story: Freak Show Twisty The Clown by A-L4ND4LL
Last view by Finnyanne
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You can run, but you can't hide by pjenz
Dreaming Awake by annakoutsidou
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Monika - 6 by caiusaugustus
Umbrella by ildiko-neer
-Autumn prayers- by Janek-Sedlar
Red Forest by OkDonkey
Blue...just blue. by mikestevenson1955
Regina playing the Cello by JoanaCteixeira
Hydrangea Queen by pholwises
Beaute 4 by WALLGOTH
Lunar by heidi137
Almost Over by FiguraArto
The festival reminds Jews of a time over 2500 years ago when Antiochus, a Syrian king, tried to make the Jewish people worship Greek gods. A statue of Antiochus was erected in the Jewish temple and the Jews were ordered to bow down before him. The Ten Commandments forbid Jews to worship statues or idols and so they refused.
A small group of Jews called Maccabees rebelled, and after a three year war they recaptured Jerusalem from the Syrians. But the temple was all but destroyed.
The Jews had to clean and repair the Temple, and when they were finished they rededicated it to God. They did this by lighting the lamp (Menorah) - which was a symbol of God's presence. Only one small jar of oil was found, enough for one day, but miraculously the lamp stayed alight for eight days.
Hanukkah is celebrated by lighting one candle on the Hanukiah (an eight-stemmed candelabrum) each day.
The Hanukiah symbolises how God looked after the Jewish people at this difficult time.
Games are often played at Hanukkah. The most common game uses a dreidel and is a popular way of helping children to remember the great miracle.