Even our Sages ask this in Tractate Shabbat, so I am not offended when every non-Jew I know asks me to explain Hanukkah. This past week was a great opportunity for me to refine my spiel, so here is a short synopsis of WHY Jews celebrate Chanukah (there are many ways to spell it in… Continue reading “What is Hanukkah?”
Tag: Jewish holidays
Salvaging Judaica at the Salvation Army
I just wanted to share a little story from early on in my conversion.
The Month Of Elul: A Time For Apologies
I thought long and hard about everyone I’ve wronged and could have treated better, only to realize the biggest apology I need to make is to Myself…
The Month Of Elul: Rehearsing For A New Year
Do you deserve a “good and sweet” year?