Are we celebrating Hanukkah or Chanukah this week? Neither the English language nor American Jews would seem to have decided which way to spell the word. One sees it in both its H- and Ch-forms, and while it’s my impression that the former is steadily gaining, the contest shows no sign of ending soon.
Why There Are So Many Ways to Spell Hanukkah
English is a language notorious for its strange spellings, and its speakers are more willing to tolerate aberrations than are speakers of other languages.