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Holocaust: The mass slaughter by the Nazis of some six million Jews and thousands of other European civilians during World War II (1939–45), chiefly by gassing and burning the victims. Holy Communion: A church rite in which Christians eat and drink blessed bread and wine as memorials of Christ’s death. Christ is said to have initiated the rite during the Last Supper. Holy Grail: A cup or plate that, according to medieval legend, Jesus used at the Last Supper. Holy Land: Palestine, where Jesus Christ lived, preached, died, and was resurrected, according to the Bible.
Break not till they are dead, All, all my Seven Sons; Then burst asunder, And let this tortured and tormented soul Leap and rush out Like water through the shards Of earthen vessels broken at a well. Customs, Traditions, Ceremonies Hanukkah is a time for celebrating and feasting. In fact, Jewish law says there should be no mourning or fasting during these eight days. The main ceremony for Hanukkah is the kindling of the Hanukkah lamp, or hanukkiah (pronounced hah-NOOkee-ah). Afterward, children play games, play cards, tell stories, and sing Hanukkah Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays Hanukkah Hanukkah Celebration in a Concentration Camp For centuries and through many times of trouble, Jewish people have held on to their faith and, when necessary, have observed their holy days in secret.
Afterward in France. It consisted of a wooden frame with a heavy, tapered blade hoisted to the top and then dropped, immediately severing the victim’s head. G Guising: An old Scottish custom of dressing Gelt: The traditional Jewish name for in disguise and going from house to house asking for treats; a forerunner of Halloween trick-or-treating. money given to the poor during Hanukkah. Also refers to any Hanukkah gift and to play money (chocolate coins wrapped in gold foil) used in playing dreidel.