Has anyone else noticed that on the Orthodox church calendars often found in the eastern US (printed by Vestal in New Jersey) the Saturday of Cheesefare Week, the day of the ascetic
fathers (monks) in the liturgical books, is called the day of the holy Hasidic
Well, both are JudÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¦o-Christian, Eastern European, bearded, mystical and have a charismatic tradition of eldership that’s passed down (in fact some claim the Hasidim got the idea of a rebbe
from the Russian Orthodox ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬ËœÃƒâ€šÃ‚ÂÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬ËœÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã‚ÂÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â°ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬ËœÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚ÂÃƒâ€šÃ‚ÂµÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬ËœÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬ ).
But Drake Adams
believes it’s not a typo but Hanukkah carried over
into this Christian calendar. Perhaps it commemorates both the last legitimate Temple priests and
early Greek and other Christian monks.Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made you out of clay...