Friday, December 14, 2007

Hanukkah-Jesus is the Light of the World

Last wednesday was the last day of Hanukkah and the end of our first 8 night celebration. We learned the history, played the games, had a feast almost every night (potato pancakes, applesauce, donuts, challah bread, potato blintzes) but instead of the traditional Jewish prayers we proclaimed that Jesus is the Light of the World. It was awesome to have worship every night and read from Genesis 1:3 "And God said, "Let there be light..." to Revelation 22:5 "...they will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light". Samuel enjoyed the dreydel game especially since he won almost every night. He would also take coins (chocolate) out of the Hanukkah calendar and share with whomever was present. Below you can watch the video of him singing the dreydel song.
Was this a part of school? Yes, it sure was. Biblical holidays are a part of our Escuelita and even though Hanukkah is not one of the feasts apointed by God in Leviticus 23, we could not pass up an opportunity to celebrate Jesus!


Cluesy said...
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Cluesy said...

Samuel, you're such a star. You're learning a lot! Keep up the good work. Now when I ask you what you're learning, you don't have to say "I forgot." You can say, "go to the blog, Aunt Delina."