Category: Hanukkah

Remembering The Worst First Night of Hanukkah

It’s a wrap. Hanukkah 2015 is in the books, and all things considered, it was a success. My children were grateful* for their presents, my oldest son made gifts for us, and he even actively participated in the rituals, lighting the candles each night without setting our house and neighborhood ablaze. Despite my hangups with... Read more »

Eight Reasons Why Hanukkah Annoys Me

Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights and Feast of Dedication. As a father who is responsible for human lives, it is also a reminder that I am getting older and more and more invisible by the second. During my lifetime, I have watched Hanukkah evolve from a cherished holiday to a cumbersome and burdensome week-plus... Read more »
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