Tag Archives: Hanukkah

Illumin8: 1st Night – Lighting the Dark

“When God began to create heaven and earth – the earth being unformed and void, with darkness over the surface of the deep and a wind from God sweeping over the water – God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgivukkah!

Did you know that the English word “Jew” comes from the Hebrew name of the biblical Judah, which means “thankful”? To be a Jew, then, is by definition to be a person of gratitude. That is one reason why Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Candles

Reprinted from: http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/24942/Opinion_Its_All_About_the_Candles/ Chanukah, unlike many other Jewish holidays, is basically a one-note song. The one ritual required, aside from a few changes to the liturgy, is lighting candles. Sure, many of us exchange gifts, eat deep-fried treats and gamble … Continue reading

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