Because Hanukkah is a Hebrew word, there is no one correct way to translate the spelling of the word into English. So what spelling is best? As you see throughout this site, the Reform Movement uses “Hanukkah,” which a recent (non-scientific) study reveals is the second most popular way to spell the word. eJewish Philanthropy reported today,
According to Evite, a leading digital invitation and social event planning brand, with no one, right way to spell the Hebrew word for the Festival of Lights, it begs the question: what is the most popular way to spell Hanukkah?
Culled from folks who sent Hanukkah-related invitations on Evite in 2011, here are the
Top 8 Ways to Spell (C)Hanuk(k)a(h)
- HANUKKA 23%
- HANUKKAH 22%
- HANUKA 13%
- HANUKAH 12%
- CHANUKA 11%
- CHANUKAH 10%
- HANNUKA 5%
- HANNUKAH 4%
Kate Bigam is the Union for Reform Judaism's Social Media and Community Manager. Prior to this, she served as a Congregational Representative for the URJ's East District and at the Religious Action Center as Press Secretary and as an Eisendrath Legislative Assistant.