Golden Holiday Traditions of Christmas and Hanukkah

When you first think of holidays and the color gold, your thoughts might turn to star-shaped tree toppers or wrapping paper. In actuality, this precious metal plays a significant historical and cultural role in two major winter holidays — both Hanukkah and Christmas.

Hanukkah Gelt

Gelt is Yiddish for “money,” and it plays a part in traditional Hanukkah celebrations. Today, it usually refers to chocolate coins with golden wrappers, given to children during the eight days of Hannukah. History has it that the tradition began in Poland, when children would give golden coins to their teachers as tokens of appreciation. Over time the practice evolved to include giving the children coins to keep for themselves. Poor students would visit the homes of wealthier community members in hopes of receiving golden coins — a practice approved by the rabbis because of its connection to the miracle of the oil. The miracle of the oil is part of the story of Hanukkah’s origins, in which a candlestick with very little oil was lit and lasted for the full eight days.

The gelt became associated with golden-wrapped chocolate in the 1920s, when confectioners began marketing the product. Modern Jewish children often use these chocolate gelt when playing the traditional dreidel game. In very Orthodox Jewish communities, Rabbis still visit their people and bestow gifts of actual coins during Hanukkah.

Christmas Gold

Gold plays a significant role in this pivotal Christian holiday because it is one of the three gifts first offered by the wise men to the Christ child. Along with frankincense and myrrh, gold is reported to be one of the precious gifts of choice. The gift of gold is significant because it denoted that the wise men regarded the child as a king, in fulfillment of ancient Messianic prophecies.

Hanukkah Decorations and Party Ideas

Creating Hanukkah decorations is fun not only for children but for adults as well. Children can have a ball creating their very own paper dreidels. Cut the design of the dreidel out of paper. Use markers or crayons to color in the designs then use glue to hold the shape together.

Use dreidels in other aspects of your Hanukkah decorations. Use blue fabric paint to stamp pictures of dreidels and the Star of David on a plain white tablecloth. Or you can sprinkle blue dreidel confetti over a white tablecloth. Create a paper Star of David decoration by folding a strip of blue paper into a star with six points. Tie a string onto the top of the Star of David at attach it to the ceiling.

A popular tradition on Hanukkah is to give chocolate coins wrapped in a gold wrapping. Create new and inventive ways to give this treasured gift. Sew a small bag together out of velvet. Sew in a drawstring at the top of the bag so it can be pulled shut. Turn the bag inside out so the soft part of the velvet faces the inside. Center a stamp with a Hanukkah symbol on it inside the bag so that it is neatly pressed against one of the sides. Lightly spray the outer side of the bag opposite of the stamp, with water. Place a hot iron down on it for several seconds. When you turn the bag to its proper side, the impression of the stamp will be left on the bag creating a wonderful place for chocolate coins. Or you can use etching cream on the sides of used baby food jars. Tie a ribbon around the neck of the jar and place blue tissue paper on the inside. With the addition of the coins you can now give the children in th

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One way is do it yourself. Search on your own for job openings, write your own resumes, and visit each location (at the expense of gasoline or public transportation) to apply and attend interviews. At the end of the process you keep your full paycheck, pay no one else anything to get a job, and owe nothing to anyone once you have a job. This is the traditional way to obtain employment, and in many situations it’s still the best method today. One consideration if you collect unemployment benefits from a previous job, doing at least some of your job searching this way may be a requirement of the law where you live in order to not lose your unemployment benefits before finding a new job.

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How to Get a Game Server Hosted

First of all what are game server providers, GSPs, and why do I need one? If, like me, you love playing games with your other online gaming buddies you generally play together online. You and your team need a playground that will provide the online space for you to. How and where does all that information get processed? There are two main methods.

The first is peer to peer. Peer to peer is a well established protocol of information sharing between willing computers. In the case of online computer games this is where one computer acts as the host (master computer if you like) and all other players’ computers send their information to the master. This gives the player hosting the game a slight advantage in response time or lower ping and of course once that player leaves the game the server no longer exists as it was dependent on his connection, historically this has been referred to as a ‘listen server’.

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New Year’s Resolution – One Road Trip Per Month

year by pledging to use your Road Trip Planner at least once a month to explore your world near and far.

Before you object by declaring, “There’s no way I can afford a monthly adventure!”, bear in mind that many itineraries can be filled with free activities. A road trip can be for as little as one day; whether you’re packing the car with a picnic basket, a backpack or a 5-piece luggage set, if you’re hitting the road, you’re on a road trip!

Your 12 road trip itineraries might look something like this:

JANUARY & MARCH: Imagine a perfect day trip within two hours of your home to an area you’ve always wanted to explore more thoroughly but usually just pass by it to and from your “real” vacations. Sometimes it’s simply that city across the bay or in a neighboring county. If you live on the West Coast, you could experience Day Tripping in Seattle or Exploring La Jolla Cove. If you’re in the East, then consider By Car, Cape Cod or Touring nature’s green spaces, Niagara Falls – New York. And for those you living in between, try the Scenic tour from Dinosaur Ridge to Red Rocks Park, Denver or Walking Tour of Downtown, Memphis. Even though the weather might be chilly, as long as you dress accordingly, the fun factor’s equal to the task. Walking along the beach in the winter is invigorating! Grabbing the kids for some ice-skating is a blast! Just do a bit of road trip planning so you’ll have the addresses and directions on hand then fill your itinerary with some activities in the area. Add in a restaurant and some shops and you’ve successfully gotten yourself out from under the pile of household chores and into an all-day adventure, definitely more fun in anyone’s book.

FEBRUARY & APRIL: An overnight stay is just enough time to give you a taste of escape. Here, your road trip planner might include an overnight stay in an 1860 Antebellum mansion B & B in New Orleans (especially around Valentine’s Day). Strolling along a park under an umbrella big enough for two is romantic. Finding your gal a filigree necklace in an antique shop earns you major points. Or you might find yourself in the Tioga State Forest in Pennsylvania, staying Black Bear Log Cabin with your kids just to get everyone outside and hiking along the trails.

MAY & JUNE: Now the weather’s warming up and you’re digging in the clos

Best Road Trips – The Pacific Coast Highway to the Amalfi Coast Road

Classic American road trip destinations, Death Valley and The Pacific Coast Highway both have names promising adventure. Death Valley and the ghost towns, narrow canyons and open deserts around it are like an invitation for tough guys and people looking to escape society’s bars, while the Pacific Coast Highway promises the clear beauty of American beauty oceanside – dramatic cliff-faces, beaches, secluded coves, mountainous forests, and protected wildlife.

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How to choose a travel agency

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A Ticket for the Planet Mars, Please

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