Making Virtual Chanukah Together

Making Virtual Chanukah Together

Aging Jewishly – What Our Traditions Tell Us about Growing Old Rabbi Barbara Aiello “So how do you like it?” Cora reached into her shopping bag and retrieved a lovely brass Chanukah menorah. “Beautiful, Sweetie,” said Dan, as he gave his wife of 48 years a peck on the...
The Kabbalistic Meaning of the Chanukah Candles

The Kabbalistic Meaning of the Chanukah Candles

The Lights of Chanukah The Kabbalistic Meaning of Each Candle First Candle – Freedom We remember the dedication and courage of the Maccabees. We give thanks for freedom and rededicate ourselves to the ideals of justice Second Candle – Knowledge We give thanks for the...
A Calabria Miracle!

A Calabria Miracle!

A Calabria Miracle! When Covid Restrictions Cancelled our Chanukah Celebration the Local Parish Priest Offered the Church! When Sinagoga Ner Tamid del Sud was deemed too small to meet Italy’s Covid 19 social distancing requirements it seemed that the annual...
Chanukah lights

Chanukah lights

Our Chanukah lights are now a sweet memory but thanks to Rabbi Chaim (Brothers for Life- Achim L’Chaim), sends a historic Chanukah photo and shares its special message.  Rabbi Chaim writes: At first glance the photograph below looks almost quaint, an old black...
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...