Hanukkah commemorates the victory of the Maccabees over the Hellenistic Syrians in a revolt that took place around 165 BCE. This was considered a miracle, but Jewish legend gives an additional explanation for Hanukkah rituals. Once the Temple Mount in Jerusalem had been reclaimed, only one jar of oil was found – enough for one day to light the temple. Miraculously, the oil burned for eight days, thus the eight days of Hanukkah. If you are going to celebrate, … do it right. You’ll need a menorah, I like this one by Herbert and Jeanne Atkins available at Maxwell-Silver New York. You must eat potato latkes, this recipe is excellent. Once the latkes are done, gently place them our Regal Round Platter helping to keep the tradition of blue and white alive. For the sound track to your Chanukah celebration, check into Chutzpah’s record EPONYMOUS (click on “listen” to sample), and On December 23 head over to the HIGHLINE BALLROOM. where The acclaimed rock duo Good For the Jews bring their “Putting The Ha! In Hannukah” tour to NYC with a night of irreverent music and comedy. Finally for all of us that are confused about how you spell Chanukah, take a look at the Leevees utube video How do you spell Chanukah. Since Hanukkah is a Hebrew word, the transliteration is up for grabs, and as far as I’m concerned anyway you spell it is OK.