I just want to wish all my precious Jewish friends a Happy Hanukkah.
I only had this one tiny Menorah stamp and I wanted to make a Hanukkah card that reflected a little bit of the meaning behind the holiday. I was reading that the Hebrew letters on the dreidel represent the words "A Great Miracle Happened There". It is maybe a little funny that I misread it at first and thought it was "A great miracle happened here.." and that is the computer-generated background I used. So..this is probably not exactly right but it was my first try at a Hanukkah card and I really enjoyed doing something different today. I really appreciate the history and the meaning of Hannukkah even though I am not Jewish.
Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2007 GMT Views: 1071
Registered: July 19, 2007 Location: NJ but dreaming about Aotearoa Posts: 681
Tue, Dec 04, 2007 @ 6:27 PM
This is beautiful. And I have to tell you that your wording is CORRECT. In Israel, the letters on the dreidel are different. The four letters are from the Hebrew words that translate into English as "A Great Miracle Happened Here." Because, of course, the miracle happened in the Holy Land.
thank you so much for making such a beautiful card for a holiday that isn't even your own!
------------------------------ Now I see the secret of making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air, and to eat and sleep with the earth. -- Walt Whitman