Tag Archives: Hanukah

To Electrify or Not?

When I was growing up, my family and I would light the Hanukah menorah every night in the kitchen.  We had one for the family.  It would sit on the counter and we would light together and then sing Maoz … Continue reading

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We’re Still Here!

“Good times and bum times, I’m still here.”  So begins the venerable singer Elaine Stritch’s signature song “I’m Still Here.”  Even in a White House performance where she struggles to remember the lyrics, she is still here.  And I’m hoping … Continue reading

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Parashat Vayeshev: Who Hasn’t Wanted to Throw Their Little Brother in a Pit?

A few days ago, a colleague and I were schmoozing before school.  She was trying to decide what to speak about at her pulpit this Shabbat.  I suggested tying in Thanksgiving, families coming together, reconciling.  Her response: “We’re not there … Continue reading

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In Praise of the Electric Menorah

I’ve always thought that Hanukah comes at the most perfect time.  At the darkest time of the year, we add light.  My favorite experience of Hanukah is from when I was studying in Jerusalem.  I was having a cranky day … Continue reading

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