Ah, the age old question. What is the correct way to spell it? The answer is that the correct way to spell it is in Hebrew. It is not an English word, so any English spelling is just a transliteration since Hebrew uses a different alphabet.
I spell it with a 'C' because the first letter is pronounced as a guttural 'H' not a soft 'H'. In Hebrew transliteration, that is traditionally indicated by the ch letter combo.
ok, thanks for the explanation. My friend is jewish and I think I spell it differently every time I wish her a happy holiday. She has never once corrected me. When I saw your C I figured I was waaayyy off.
what i miss from not having a jewish house mate. those were some fun years in college. we each shared a piece of how we grew up, organized our house in a way that worked for both os uf and oh i miss those times together.
but i did send the chanukah card early this year!!