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Holiday Season

Although I don’t usually do holiday greetings regardless of what the holiday is, I will do it this time because this month is Christmas, Eid, Chanukah, and New Years. So yeah, happy holiday season.

Or perhaps I just want an excuse to post this picture.

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11 Comments

  1. happy holiday roba

  2. Anonymous

    this month is Christmas, Eid, Chanukah, and New Years. So what is Chanukah ? and why ?what did it do for you ?

  3. Happy holidays Roba :D
    o nice picture! is it colored rice?!

  4. Happy holidays everyone!

    Roba: what are those? lol. Rice corns?

    look toxic:o

  5. Happy holidays Roba … I agree with you .. it is a season for everyone :)

  6. Happy Holidays For everyone

  7. All the best in 2006 and beyond ;)

  8. Thanks guys! Same to you all :)

    Yes, this is actually multicolored rice :)

    Anonymous, it’s a Jewish religious holiday just like Christmas is a Christian holiday and Eid is a Muslim holiday.

  9. Anonymous

    Roba:

    “Anonymous, it’s a Jewish religious holiday just like Christmas is a Christian holiday and Eid is a Muslim holiday. ”

    Ha·nuk·kah or Ha·nu·kah also Cha·nu·kah:
    An eight-day festival beginning on the 25th day of Kislev, commemorating the victory in 165 B.C. of the Maccabees over Antiochus Epiphanes (c. 215-164 B.C.) and the rededication of the Temple at Jerusalem.

    Rededication of the TEMPLE?
    I can understand that Al Adha commemorates Ibrahim’s scarifice, and that Christmas celebrates Jesus’s birth….But hailing the rededication of the TEMPLE???
    Now you might want to reconsider that!!!

  10. Happy holidays ;)

  11. qwerty

    Chanukah, however you spell it, also gave rise to the following priestly saying of peace:
    “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of Hosts.”

    Like all religions, Judaism has a lot of contradictory stuff in it. Rededicating the Temple in 165 BC after rebelling against the King of a no-longer-existent empire isn’t exactly a threat to anyone now… one would hope.

    Progressive Jews take the holiday as a call to peace (see saying above), as well as a call to rebel against empires generally. Which would be healthy. Not all Jews think Israel is doing the right thing.

    Anthropologists might point out that, like Diwali & Kwanzaa & Christmas & Eid, it’s a holiday of lights to encourage people in the darkest, coldest months of the year… and leave it at that! lol

    I don’t see what’s so great about Ibrahim/Abraham’s being willing to kill his own son, frankly. Always had a problem with that, in *all* religions! lol

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