May the Light of Each Day Shine Forth

Chag Urim Sameach! *חג חנוכה שמח

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As friends and friends who are, for Laurent and I, family light the first candle on the Hanukkah menorah and invoke the first blessings of the festival we wish for them a wish that only strengthens with each year that we wish it:  May the light of each day shine forth from your homes as a witness of the miracle of the oil.

*Happy Holiday of Light

In previous years I have written about the origins, rituals and symbols of the Festival:

 This Liberty Beyond Our Hopes – the origins of the commemoration of the re-dedication of the Temple.

I Have A Little Candle – the lighting of the menorah and spinning the dreidel.

Kindling New The Holy Lamps – modern menorahs and the ritual of the oil of the lamps.

Kindle the Light of Hanukkah – antique menorahs and Ma’oz Tzur a traditional hymn for the first day of the Festival.

And Call It Lights – the historian Josephus tell of the origins of Hanukkah.

On this day in 1969: Years of Lead: Piazza Fontana bombing: The offices of Banca Nazionale dell’Agricoltura in Piazza Fontana, Milan, are bombed.

Author: Willym

A senior with the heart of a young'un

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