Today is the first day of Chanukah. So I asked Mom to tell us the story. Well, there was this real cool guy Judah the Maccabee. He and his buds bravely reclaimed a temple from the Syrian King (who was a bad guy). When they wanted to relight the eternal flame in the temple, they only had enough oil for one day. Bummer! But miraculously it lasted for eight days! Yeay! So that's why we light a candle for eight days! (I knew there had to be some reason other than eight gifts). Actually, I am hoping for lots of Hanukkah gelt (money) for my piggy bank. Well, Happy Chanukah everyone... bring on the Potato Latkes!