Archive for December, 2009

A Chanukah story and Chanukah scene

December 18, 2009 Comments off

Here is a fabulous Chanukah story:

And a nice Chanukah scene:

Chanukah Sameach and Shabbat Shalom.

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My Chanukah sermon

December 16, 2009 Comments off
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Health Care and some Chanukah cheer

December 16, 2009 Comments off

Is there a Jewish position on the health care proposal?  Some people seem to think that Sen. Lieberman should vote in favor because he is Jewish:

Joe, Start Acting Jewish! by Lee Siegel (The Daily Beast, Dec. 14, 2009)

A Senator at Odds With His Constituents — And, Some Say, His Faith, by Nathan Guttman (The Forward, Dec. 9, 2009)

Some people even go as far as to say that his wife should lose her job if he doesn’t vote in favor:

The anti-feminist attack on Hadassah Lieberman, by Kathleen Parker (Washington Post, Dec. 16, 2009)

I personally find this nauseating.

And so, just to leave you with some Chanukah cheer:

Our Candles, Ourselves (Tablet, Dec. 15, 2009)

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Texting, tweeting and blogging

December 16, 2009 Comments off
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Chanukah’s contemporary lessons

December 14, 2009 Comments off

Here are two different perspectives on the contemporary lessons of Chanukah … they both make you think:

The Hanukkah Story, by David Brooks (New York Times, 12/10/09)

Kosher Courage, by Matthew Wagner (Jerusalem Post, 12/13/09)

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Everything you need for Chanukah

December 14, 2009 Comments off

The link below gives you everything you need for Chanukah (except for the candles, of course).  Enjoy this beautiful festival of ours … and try to come to synagogue tomorrow.  It’s going to be a special day.

Shabbat Shalom.

Hannukah: A Guide for the Perplexed (Tablet Magazine, Dec. 10, 2009)

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Chanukah!

December 10, 2009 Leave a comment
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