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I give my grandkids this math lesson every year. How many candles do you light each Chanukah? 44 not 36. The formula for the sum of consecutive numbers is: 1st digit plus last digit(including the shamus there are 2 candles lit the first night & nine candles the last night) 2+9=11. multiply this number by the number of nights-11×8=88 & divide by 2. 88/2=44.
I would just like to mention.
When a Gentile, friend or acquaintance, wishes me a Merry Christmas…I wish them a Happy Hanukkah.
This reminds them that there are other religions beside theirs.
A bit of simple education. They quickly apologize and realize their mistake.
When they say Jewish Christmas or Jewish church…I politely remind them that we Jews do not celebrate Christmas and explain Hanukkah and why it is sometimes right at Dec 25th and what a shul is.
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| sh oōl;
synagogue : on High Holidays he attended shul.
ORIGIN late 19th cent.:
Yiddish, from German Schule ‘school.’
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