In honor of Chanukah, I’m re-posting this adorable tale from last year with some updates. I know it borders on lazy, but I’ve got latkes to make and gelt to buy. And it’s not like anything has changed. It’s as timely now as it was 12 months ago. Sad. But true. L’Chaim. I live in a small beach town in New Jersey and the holiday season is upon us, as evidenced by Christmas … [Read more...] about Where Have All The Dreidels Gone?
I had an amazing weekend with my family. Besides all the driving from city to city I did to make my older girls happy, the rest of the time was spent enjoying some of my favorite family traditions. Saturday David finished putting lights up on our house. I love pulling in at night and seeing that. The holidays warm my heart. I love the smell of cinnamon and pine when I … [Read more...] about Lighting the Chanukah Bush
Hanukkah is a time for celebration with family. Unfortunately, it is also an occasion filled with health and safety risks, which can put a damper on holiday tradition. But despite the extra hazards present at this time of year, following some simple common sense tips can help keep you and your family safe and healthy throughout your Hanukkah festivities. Hanukkah is a time for … [Read more...] about Hanukkah Safety Tips
The Chanukah menorah is a candelabrum with nine branches. Jewish families light the menorah each year to celebrate the Festival of Lights, symbolic of the miracle of one day's worth of lamp oil lasting for eight days. For this reason, the holiday is observed for eight nights. Lighting the menorah each night of Chanukah is one way not only to teach children more about their … [Read more...] about How to Light the Menorah With Your Kids