The Choliday No One Can Spell

You know the expression, “Two Jews, three opinions”? Well, how about “One Choliday, seven spellings”?

The Choliday is Chanukah. Or Hanukkah. Or Chanukkah. Or Hanukah. Or, with a tip of the hat to Ice Cube, HanuKKKah.

Can someone explain the, uh, genesis of all these different spellings? It’s our most famous holiday. Can’t we at least agree on how to spell the damn thing? You’d never find Presbyterians acting this disorganized.

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