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Chanukah, the Festival of Lights

Every year when Chanukah rolls around the excitement builds for a Jewish holiday that is traditionally celebrated with family. In Judaism, Chanukah is a holiday celebrating the re-dedication of the Second Temple of Jerusalem in 164 BC, after its desecration three years earlier by order of Antiochus the IV. The Maccabees recaptured Jerusalem and re-consecrated the Temple after leading a successful revolt against Syrian rule. The lighting of the menorah recalls the story that a one-day supply of oil burned miraculously in the Temple […]


Rosh Hashanah Luncheon

So many things are a tradition in my Jewish faith and lunch after services on the first day of Rosh Hashanah is one of them. As the family grows, so do the numbers attending; and this year the table held twenty five. Friends are included too; and in-laws and friends alike, bring toys for all the children to play with. My family is a blended one, like many. The best part of that equation is that everyone gets along. In […]