It's Friday, aren't we all glad for that? And this evening marks the first night of Hanukkah 2009--The Jewish Festival of Lights! I'll post a picture of our menorahs on the 8th night. Pretty when all lit up.
I'm pressed for time (working my butt off on another draft of "FA") so I'm going to borrow from Wikipedia:
Hanukkah (Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה, Tiberian: Ḥănukāh, nowadays usually spelled חנוכה pronounced [ˈχanuka]in Modern Hebrew, also romanized as Chanukah), also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, and may occur from late November to late December on the Gregorian calendar.