Monthly Archives: December 2011

Vayigash: Enough

Judah learned a lot about being a father by being a son, which made him a better brother, which in turn, changed the course of the Biblical narrative. What? Just before this week’s parasha, (Torah portion) we read about Judah … Continue reading

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Chanukah 8th night gift-wish

Years ago I found an article in the Chicago Jewish News that laid out eight gifts for Chanukah, none of which cost a thing.  I don’t know the author;  I wish I did.  But for at least a decade, our … Continue reading

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Chanukah 7th night gift-wish

Years ago I found an article in the Chicago Jewish News that laid out eight gifts for Chanukah, none of which cost a thing.  I don’t know the author;  I wish I did.  But for at least a decade, our … Continue reading

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Chanukah 6th night gift-wish

Years ago I found an article in the Chicago Jewish News that laid out eight gifts for Chanukah, none of which cost a thing.  I don’t know the author;  I wish I did.  But for at least a decade, our … Continue reading

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Chanukah 5th night gift-wish

Years ago I found an article in the Chicago Jewish News that laid out eight gifts for Chanukah, none of which cost a thing.  I don’t know the author;  I wish I did.  But for at least a decade, our … Continue reading

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Chanukah 4th night gift-wish

          Years ago I found an article in the Chicago Jewish News that laid out eight gifts for Chanukah, none of which cost a thing.  I don’t know the author;  I wish I did.  But for … Continue reading

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Chanukah 3rd night gift-wish

Years ago I found an article in the Chicago Jewish News that laid out eight gifts for Chanukah, none of which cost a thing.  I don’t know the author;  I wish I did.  But for at least a decade, our … Continue reading

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Chanukah 2nd night gift-wish

Years ago I found an article in the Chicago Jewish News that laid out eight gifts for Chanukah, none of which cost a thing.  I don’t know the author;  I wish I did.  But for at least a decade, our … Continue reading

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Miketz and Chanukah: Two tales of life with the “Other”

As usual, the Torah portion Miketz coincides with Chanukah.  In Miketz, we read more of the Joseph story.  After Joseph gets out of prison by correctly interpreting Pharoah’s dreams, he gets new Egyptian clothes, a new Egyptian job, a new … Continue reading

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Chanukah 1

Years ago I found an article in the Chicago Jewish News that laid out eight gifts for Chanukah, none of which cost a thing.  I don’t know the author;  I wish I did.  But for at least a decade, our … Continue reading

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