Just in case anyone asks you what the difference is between Christmas and Hanukkah, you will know what and how to answer: Christmas is one day, same day every year, December 25. Jews also love December 25 as it’s another paid day off work. We go to the movies and out for Chinese food and Israeli dancing.
Hanukkah is eight days. It starts the evening of the 24th of Kislev, whenever that falls. No one is ever sure. Jews never know until a non-Jewish friend asks when Hanukkah starts, forcing us to consult a calendar so we don’t look like idiots. We all have the same calendar, provided free with a donation from the World Jewish Congress, the kosher butcher or the local Sinai Memorial Chapel or other Jewish funeral homes.
Wish you all a joyous holiday season and a healthy, happy New Year!
Jay Berman, Fort Lauderdale