Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy xanuka

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As far as I can figure, [x] in the International Phonetic Alphabet is the sound of a voiceless velar fricative.
Good enough for X-Day at ABC Wednesday, no?
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So happy [x]anuka! hehe
Today is the 8th and last day of Chanuka.

In Tel Aviv, on one of the fancy streets, this shop was full of many varieties of traditional fried in oil soofganiot (jelly doughnuts).

But I much preferred these simple free ones because of the nice and friendly Chabad man who was offering them to everyone after they lit the Chanuka lights.
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This was at HaTachana, the new complex of shops and restaurants that Tel Aviv recently opened.
It is the site of the old Turkish railway station and freight warehouses, etc.
You can see the brown railroad car in the background of the photo.

"Young Chabad" wishes you Happy Chanuka with their happy sign and joyful Jewish music.

Some of my family responded to the music and started dancing.
Some (secular) men joined in the circle, something the religious would not allow back in Jerusalem.
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18 comments:

crystal said...

Happy xanuka! Jelly donuts ... mmmmm :)

Robert Geiss said...

Light, friendship and happiness, priceless and probably always welcome.

Please have a wonderful Wednesday.

Theanne and Baron said...

Like your use of [x]anuka :-) Jelly doughnuts, unable to remember the last time I had one! The gentleman offering them free is very kind!

Ann said...

Those jelly donuts look delicious.

Roger Owen Green said...

a frickative, eh? well, all right then!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Petrea Burchard said...

I think you had a good holiday. Very sneaxy, with your X. Xappy Xanukah!

Linda said...

Happy Xanuka to you—

Linda
ABC WEdnesday Team

Hilda said...

Goodness, I had to look up both "velar" and "fricative."

Imho, nothing beats simple, sugared doughnuts. I hope you and your loved ones had a blessed and happy Hanukkah. Happy New Year!

μαρτυς said...

חנוכה שםח דינה


From the icy dark of Alaska!

Kay said...

Free? They look really delicious! Happy Xanuka to you, Dina!

Robin said...

Happy Xanuka LOL! I am so ready for this holiday to be over - kids back in school and doughnuts gone from my sight - the temptation was getting much too hard to resist!

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Rob and Mandy said...

Hmmmmm... donuts! Danger!!!
Xappy Xanuka, Dina.

DawnTreader said...

Very x-tra clever! :)

VP said...

When I was in Jerusalem the Chabad guys used to come chanting at the Western Wall at sunset. Are these the same guys? They are making donuts?

Jo Bryant said...

loved it - very clever

http://jobryantnz.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/x-is-for-xanthippe/

ChrisJ said...

Even after all the Christmas goodies I've had, these still look good! I love visiting your blog. I learn so much.

Reader Wil said...

Happy Xanuka, Dina! May there always be enough olive oil to light the Chanuka lights!

zongrik said...

Soov'ganiot nochal bam larov

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