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Hanukkah Sameach!

This is the promise – even in 2020,the oil will last.Your oil will last and your lights will burn brightly, brightly. And if you are playful(and it is a good year to bea playing person)spin the dreidel – and let … Continue reading

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Sunday, December 22, 2019 — Incarnations of Love — Hanukkah

O Holy One, this is love — latkes and dreidels and sufganiyot, (that’s doughnuts to me), gelt and gifts and games, and certainly lighting the menorah in a season dominated by big pine trees. But mostly love is oil for … Continue reading

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December 4, 2018, prayer from Y’mei Hachanukah

  “We play and while we play, the candles are burning low, One for each night shed the sweetest light, …” Oh, Chanukah/Y’mei Hachanukah, Robert Applebaum God, who gives abundance to desperate courage — oil for a day that lasts … Continue reading

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Prayer for Hanukkah

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 First Morning of Hanukkah God, spin a dreidel in my life. Roll for me gimmel when I need to take all the joy that’s on the table, and roll for me shin, when I can afford … Continue reading

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Oil for a Day — Poem for Hanukkah

Oil for a Day            This little holiday is puffed up, stretched thin, Gumby-distorted to fit its fat Bethlehem brother (though that’s been twisted, too, beyond anything like a manger by the appetite of every culture to lick its lips on … Continue reading

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