Video of The Day December 24 2008
TRANSSEXUALS NOT THE ONLY ONES WITHOUT CHRISTMAS TREES
Chabad Rabbi Yosef Langer officiated San Francisco Union Square lighting
Photos by Chris Hall
Rabbi Gavriel Noach Holtzberg and Rivki
had lived in Mumbai since 2003 to work
for Chabad, a Jewish outreach program
San Francisco Union Square Menorah Lighting Schedule
Monday December 22 through Thursday December 25
The Ceremony will start at 4:30 p.m. and the Menorah will be lit at 5:00 p.m. each night along with song and dance
Friday December 16
The ceremony will start at 2:30 p.m. and the Menorah will be lit 3:00 p.m. along with song and dance
Saturday December 27
The Ceremony will start at 7:00 p.m. and the Menorah will be lit at 7:30 p.m. along with song and dance.
Birthday Lore of The Day December 24
You are bold and energetic and possess intuitive powers and latent talents that you should develop. Your love is ardent and constant. You should practice self-restraint and not let your passions get beyond your control.
Advice of The Day December 24
It is a good practice to leave a few things unsaid.
Question of The Day December 24
I’d like to re-create those pumpkin spice mixtures I’ve seen for sale in gift shops. What is the right proportion of ingredients?
Mix the following in a nice gift jar: 1/3 cup ground cinnamon, 1 tablespoon ground ginger, 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg or mace, 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cloves, and 1-1/2 teaspoons ground allspice. Add a gift tag with these instructions: “For pumpkin pie, add 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons of spice mix to your other ingredients.”
Gardening Question of the Day December 24
When should I plant my hydrangeas?
The cool weather of fall is the ideal time for planting almost every kind of perennial, including hydrangeas. However, since the season is over, we would suggest planting in early spring.
Puzzle of The Day December 24
The Cotton State.
Word of The Day December 24
The full Moon enters the shadow of Earth, which cuts off all or part of the Moon’s light. Total: The Moon passes completely through the umbra (central dark part) of Earth’s shadow. Partial: Only part of the Moon passes through the umbra. Penumbral: The Moon passes through only the penumbra (area of partial darkness surrounding the umbra).
Today in History December 24
“Silent Night” composed by Franz Xaver Gruber, 1818. In Fairfield, Montana, the temperature dropped from 63 degrees F at noontime to a chilly 21 degrees below zero F at midnight, 1924.