Cleaning Your Chanukah Menorah

Cleaning Your Chanukah Menorah

We “wax eloquently” on bringing back the shine Although Chanukah is a minor Jewish holiday, it is “major” in the eyes of many Jewish families, especially where there are children who enjoy festivities that continue for eight nights. Chanukah itself derives from the...
Chanukah Candle Lighting Blessings

Chanukah Candle Lighting Blessings

The Chanukah Candle Lighting Blessings begins by understanding that we will be adding one candle to the menorah each night. The first night, you light only the shammus (the one at a different height) and one Chanukah candle. Add another candle each night: second night...
Christ is still the Christmas Headline

Christ is still the Christmas Headline

A Christmas Conundrum – An American Rabbi in Catholic Italy: Even here in Italy it’s headline news that public Christmas celebrations in the US are under siege. But the cream in the cannoli (Italy’s version of “the icing on the cake”), is that a US military base has...