A Brief Summary of Jewish Holidays|
|Date:||October 22nd, 2007 01:14 pm (UTC)|| |
It's a story associated with Hanukah, often referred to as "the miracle of the oil." It does not show up in the books of the Maccabees and there's no evidence that it has any historical basis (the holiday does commemorate an historical event, in broad brush). There's more information on the miracle of the oil and Hanukah in general, here
|Date:||October 23rd, 2007 02:51 am (UTC)|| |
Thank you! Even if it's not historically accurate, it's a lovely folktale ;). I suspected that it was Hanukah, but I didn't want to say anything and be even more ignorant. ;)
(glad to see you on lj again! :D. I mailed you a letter. You might stop speaking to me when you get it! ~eep~)
|Date:||October 24th, 2007 10:52 am (UTC)|| |
I got your letter and was very excited to read it! There is something special about a handwritten letter. Of course, between keying and Palm graffiti my ability to hand write is just about gone... But I will respond, eventually.
|Date:||October 24th, 2007 11:25 am (UTC)|| |
I'm glad you got it! I tend to ramble at the best of times and with a long day behind me and only half over, I can get a bit too contemplative. Sorry about that. ;)
I look forward to whatever you have to say whenever you have the time to say it.
I <3 handwritten letters, sadly my handwriting has always been mediocre at best :/.