I think out of all the religions I like to learn about Judaism the most. I'm not even sure why. It's just the most interesting to me. It's a little confusing but once you learn about it, it's not so bad. Speaking from an outsiders perspective of course. lol Same friend ended up giving me more candy coins and some dreidels. XD I'm here like "it isn't even December yet!" This was round Thanksgiving. lol
No worries, its pretty confusing when you first learn about it. So I have been told lol. I grew up knowing this stuff so I don't actually know how confusing it is. I totally understand what you mean. I forget all the time that the Jewish stuff I do is not the norm. All of a sudden I will start talking to a non-Jewish friend about something and they are so confused. I forget because its all the norm to me haha. They don't really mean anything. It has to do with the story of Hanukkah but its really just a silly tradition. A lot of things in Judaism do have very specific significance. But, that's not one of those things lol. Hebrew is a beautiful language. It actually isnt really even called Hanukkah. Its Chanukah but not like a regular ch sound. I cant explain the sound. But, literally only jews can make that sound. Which is why everyone else calls it Hanukkah. Its kind of a throaty coughy sound haha.
Wow thats pretty cool that an atheist taught theology. Very interesting! Probably put an interesting perspective to it. You should e-mail him! Most professors love it when old students get back in touch with them. I e-mail some of my professors pretty frequently.
Ok this is something I wanted to ask. I'm rusty since I haven't studied in like 4 years. Okay, so you guys have Passover right? When does that happen and what is the story behind it? I know I can just Google this stuff up but I like to get a real person answer. Call me old fashioned. lol And I know you guys have the menorah and the eight candles. Each night, you light a candle. Right? Man, now I wanna go read up on this. XD
Yeah, I should go look for him on the college website. Hopefully he's still teaching there. A lot of our professors ended up transferring to other universities.