Advent Calendar: Chanukah Blessings

Tonight being the first night of Chanukah, and me having recently stuck my nose into Judaica, here are blessings for lighting the candles. I am assured that Chanukah is not actually all that big a deal, as Jewish holidays go; Jon Stewart once observed that Christmas "blows the doors off" the festival of lights -- an assessment made by his then fairly-small children -- and my friend the cosmologist informs me that people celebrate it as much as they do mainly so that the Jewish kids don't feel left out of the festivities.

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