Seeing through time

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 | 0 comments

As I was searching YouTube for Hanukkah songs to entertain the kids when they come up for Shabbat dinner, one particular video kept popping up in the feed. Finally clicking on it I re-watched it and the flood of remembrance crept slowly through my heart…it was our oldest son, Jim, sharing with everyone how his family celebrated Hanukkah.  It was hard to actually watch it – bittersweet if you will because of the range of emotion that swept over me. What you can’t see in the video is that my husband and I were there when it was filmed. As the film rolled on we were sitting in...

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Hanukkah musings…..

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 | 2 comments

It’s true – Hanukkah or Chanukah or however you want to spell it, is simply, in the Hebrew mindset, a FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS! It is not a commandment or appointed gathering, but it is a celebration of freedom over tyranny and oppression. And, it surely is a great excuse to get the family and friends together, eat fried food (love those latkes!), play dreidel and enjoy holiday traditions. Time for you to tell the story of how a few rag-tag believers had victory over the strongest of enemies – and make it personal! When researching the traditions of Hanukkah, many have been...

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The Source of the Light

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 | 0 comments

From a friend on FB: The Source of the Light I’d like for you all to humor me a moment. What I’m going to say could be difficult for many to read. It might even anger some. But hear me out. The days for Hanukkah and Christmas are approaching. And it seems there has come a sort of battle between the two. I’m going to try very hard to not put my personal opinion in this but to point to facts and Scripture. On the surface, the two holidays could be seen as “holy days”. They both contain light. Both in a dark and cold time of year. Who wouldn’t want to have...

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