Tag Archives: Hanukkah

When Hanukkah Meets Christmas

One day last week, half way through Hanukkah and at the height of the count-down to Christmas, I joined a Yad Ben Zvi tour in the Old City of Jerusalem to explore the celebration of those two festivals. Although Jewish … Continue reading

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An Unknown Jewel

In the heart of Jerusalem, in Hillel Street, lies a beautiful and little-known museum, the U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art. I would describe it as a boutique museum. If you are pressed for time, you can see the … Continue reading

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The Eighth Candle

This evening, we lit the eighth and final Chanucah candle. With this last candle, I want to tell you about one more custom associated with Chanucah – the¬†dreidel, as it is popularly known in Yiddish among Ashkenazi Jews, or (in … Continue reading

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A Candle for Pixie

There is no easy way to say this, but I must. My beautiful, sweet, darling Pixie is gone. All the trips to the vet, the discomfort of the twice-weekly (and latterly, four-times weekly) infusions, the medications I administered by force … Continue reading

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