Hanukkah 2014

Hanukkah (or Chanukah) in Hoboken

You walk uptown by the Shipyard this “holiday season?” Well for one, last few times I was there – it seemed a little light on the Christmas decorations (other than what some of the local businesses put up.) Didn’t quite have much “spirit.” But like every year, there is quite a large menorah which signifies Hanukkah (or Chanukah).

One, I found it a bit odd that there was no Christmas tree to be found (which is technically the main “symbol” for Christian religions).

Two – why can’t they just settle on one name for the Jewish holiday. Constantly spelling it two or more different ways. Maybe there’s some marketing ploy behind the double name dipping?

And lastly – can’t they just make these holidays a little shorter? I mean between, Hanukkah, Passover, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur – that’s already 20 full days! Add Purim and other holidays, you’re almost up to one full month of religious observations a year! Why so many days for holidays?

Whatever, to each their own I guess. But how come no one is crying about “fair” like the way they did with property tax revaluations?

Hanukkah Menorah Hoboken NJ Shipyard

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5 Comments on "Hanukkah 2014"

briank
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briank

This sounds like the annual Bill O’Reilly “Christmas is under attack” rant. Here’s another viewpoint. The participants of one group who gets on their knees and chants and sings to a man in the clouds is making fun of another group who get on their knees and chants and sings to a man in the clouds but does so slightly differently. How very loving and Christian of you all. Merry Christmas!

animal_lover
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animal_lover

Righteous indignation! Not buying it.[quote comment=”224178″]This sounds like the annual Bill O’Reilly “Christmas is under attack” rant. Here’s another viewpoint. The participants of one group who gets on their knees and chants and sings to a man in the clouds is making fun of another group who get on their knees and chants and sings to a man in the clouds but does so slightly differently. How very loving and Christian of you all. Merry Christmas![/quote]

animal_lover
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animal_lover

It appears the goal is to anesthetize multiculturalism and embrace Judism. The picture here does not give justice to the size of this Menorah.The is a sign on it also that uses the term Jewish Hoboken. Don’t mention the facts though, because you could be called anti-Semitic for just using a word that refers to Judaism.

Happy Holiday and lets embrace the spirit of peace, humility and oh yes, accountability. Merry Christmas!

sassy lassie
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sassy lassie

That menorah is terrible looking. I also notice the lack of Christmas lights and I took it as an intentional decision on someone’s part. I guess they don’t care about how beautiful things look apparently.

paulhoboken2
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paulhoboken2

Rebbe Schneerson really liked that unique angular design for the menorah. If Chabad is paying, and they are, you are going to get that menorah. [quote comment=”224175″]That menorah is terrible looking. I also notice the lack of Christmas lights and I took it as an intentional decision on someone’s part. I guess they don’t care about how beautiful things look apparently.[/quote]

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