23 December 2011

Natális Poem

Natális (Latin) also derives from 'nature', the sum of the active forces in the universe.*

The word "Christmas" originated as a compound meaning "Christ's mass". It is derived from the Middle English "Cristemasse" - which is from Old English Crīstesmæsse, a phrase first recorded in 1038.[6] Crīst (genitive Crīstes) is from Greek Khrīstos (Χριστός), a translation of Hebrew Māšîaḥ (מָשִׁיחַ), "Messiah"; and mæsse is from Latin missa, the celebration of the Eucharist.

*Natális Poem - Merry Christmas

May the Light of G'd
Be steadfast in the ways,
Illuminating all days

May all the moments
Be filled with happiness, peace and joy
And in heart
Good feelings
Kindness, love and charity.

May the G'd
Bless your health, your job,
your victories
And all your dreams.

20 December 2011

The Chanukah - To Dedicate

The festival of Hanukkah or Chanukah contains a universal message for all people of all faiths - a message of freedom, the victory of good over evil, light over darkness.

The Jewish feast of Hanukkah (Dedication) commemorates the restoration of Jewish worship at the temple in Jerusalem in 165 BCE, after Judah Maccabee removed the pagan statuary.

The symbol of the party, an eight-armed candelabra, acquired special significance for the Jewish people during the revolt against religious coercion of the ancient Greeks, about 2,200 years ago. 

This chandelier, in fact, represents much more than just a religious symbol. It symbolizes the freedom of expression and thus indicates the diversity and pluralism as important in our society. Giant chandeliers light up in public places proclaiming the universal message of religious freedom, as has been done in hundreds of cities around the world.

13 December 2011

Happy Hanukkah 5772 / 2011

The festival of Hanukkah starts Tuesday night Dec. 20th, 2011 / Kislev 25th, 5772 and runs through Dec. 28th, 2011 / Tevet 2nd, 5772 (Hebrew Calendar)

Hanukkah rituals:
Many families exchange gifts each night, and fried foods are eaten.

Hanukkah is celebrated by a series of rituals that are performed every day throughout the 8-day holiday, some are family-based and others communal. There are special additions to the daily prayer service, and a section is added to the blessing after meals.