Jewish Journal

Ode to Chanukah

December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

Enjoy this poem by Sinai Akiba fifth-grader Shana Saleh as you munch on those latkes.

Chanukah means miracles,

Miracles means light --

Light in our hearts

And lights in our minds.

Minds mean thinking back

Sometime long ago

When the Greeks made a

Riot because of hate for

The temple, a temple strong

But yet broken

As the hearts of the Jews.

But one pure jar, sits

Alone with oil

Just enough to last one day

Instead eight days stood

The fire so faithful

Faithful as Jews praying

In shul, with light in

Their hearts and warmth

In their souls, as their

Families bring love and

Light the menorah

Eat the latkes

And celebrate

The wonderful meaning of



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