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Hanukkah Vocabulary Words

dreidel a 4-sided top that is used by children to play games during Hanukkah
Kislev the third month in the Jewish calendar.
latke a Jewish cookery pancake made with potatoes
menorah a 7 branched candle used during the Jewish festival of Hanukkah
miracle a supernatural event in which the details of the happening are beyond human comprehension
temple a large structure dedicated to worship and reflection
candle a long stick of wax that has an embedded wick for lighting
festival a celebration of religious or other natures, usually featuring dining and dancing
gimel in the Hebrew alphabet, the third letter
hallel a special prayer said during Hanukkah
shin in the Hebrew alphabet, the twenty-first letter
kugel a Jewish casserole that resembles a souffle
celebration to take notice of a certain day or holiday
candelabra an object that is used to hold multiple candles
sundown the time right before night when the sun is going down
tradition special family games and words repeated each year

 

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