Happy Chanukah from Whitener Law Firm

Posted on

Tonight is the first night of Chanukah. It is the festival of lights that celebrates the triumph of the Maccabees over Antiochus IV. The Maccabees had rebelled against the Syrian king because he tried to force them to worship the Greek gods.

According to the story, the temple was rebuilt but there was not enough oil to consecrate the temple. God intervened and performed a miracle by allowing the oil to last for 8 days. This is the reason for the lighting of the menorah with an additional candle being lit on each of the eight nights at sundown.

There are many traditions associated with Chanukah. One of the most well known is playing with the dreidel. This is a game played by children where they bet gelt and try to win by spinning a top. Traditional foods for Chanukah include Brisket, Latkes, Potato Kugel and Sufganiyot (jelly doughnut). It is also traditional to give small gifts on each night of Chanukah. As Adam Sandler points out in his song, “instead of one day of presents / we have eight crazy nights!”

Whitener Law Firm wishes everyone a very happy, safe and peaceful Chanukah.

From Our Blog

April 15, 2021

How Do I Choose the Right Attorney for My Car Accident?

Finding the right lawyer to work with you on a car accident lawsuit or personal injury claim is important. You want a lawyer who is experienced and well-versed in the...

February 25, 2021

5 Common Mistakes When Filing a Car Accident Claim

When you’re injured in a car accident, you may expect to receive compensation from the other party for your injuries or property damage. But if you’ve never been in a...

December 22, 2020

How Is Pain and Suffering Calculated?

When you’re injured in an accident caused by another person’s negligent actions, you may expect to receive compensation when you file a lawsuit. However, calculating a fair amount of compensation...