Tag Archives: Chanukah

“Ah Vort is Ah Vort”

Anyone who ever invited Reb Shlomo (ZTz”L) to a gathering, concert, retreat or any other event knows that Reb Shlomo was almost always late. Shlomo lived in a different time zone than the rest of the world and in his … Continue reading

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120329 – Eliyahu HaNavi

Pesach is almost upon us. My family always tell a story towards the end of the Passover Seder, when we open the door for Eliyahu HaNavi – Elijah the prophet. This story’s focus is about a personal and miraculous encounter … Continue reading

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Jews Are From Jew-piter, Revisited

This past Yom Kippur I was in a very bad way, in excruciating pain and having great difficulty coping with my situation. All my life I was very resilient to strife. I was a survivor and believed that I could … Continue reading

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Chana And Her 7 Sons – Not A Chanukah Story

There is a story attributed to Chanukah that has mistakenly been circulated among our people for literally millennia about “Chana and her 7 sons.” The source of the error is found in the Book of the Maccabees II (which is … Continue reading

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God Works Mida K’Neged Mida – Measure For Measure, A Chanukah Story

I was seventeen years old so it must have been the winter of 1963 and plans for the upcoming Chanukah break were non-existent. In those pre-historic days, families really didn’t vacation during school breaks the way they do now, we … Continue reading

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T’was the Night Before Chanukah

T’was the night before Chanukah, boychiks and maidels, Not a sound could be heard, not even the dreidels. The menorah was set on the chimney, just right, In the kitchen my Bubbe hut gechapt a bite. Salami, pastrami, a glessala tay and zowerah … Continue reading

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Yom Yerushalayim – 5771

My first wife Kathy A”H worked as the English secretary (1969-72) for Teddy Kollek, the mayor of Jerusalem and he gave her this photo. It was a picture of the first wall that was taken down after the Six Day War … Continue reading

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