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Pronunciation: ˈkəmbərsəm
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large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…

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How do you spell Chanukah? (Hanukkah? Hanukah? Chanukkah?)

 

Each winter, as the Jewish festival of lights approaches, English speakers grapple with the question of how to spell its…