Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: Chanukah vs. Hanukkah Death Match: The Great Spelling Shift: "Chanukah vs. Hanukkah Death Match: The Great Spelling Shift
The NPR website recently launched a 2006 holiday guide that includes some of its greatest hits from previous holiday seasons, along with lots of new material. One of them is a great story from All Things Considered last December about the proper way to spell Hanukkah. Robert Siegel interviewed a rabbi about the various spellings, including Hanukkah, Chanukah, Chanukkah, etc. and the source of the problem, which is due to the fact that there are certain Hebrew letters that simply don't exist in English."