Category: Holiday

17 of Tammuz…

I think it’s interesting that the Torah portion for this fast day, sort of a bucket list of Jewish woe (Moses smashes the tablets on Mount Sinai in response to finding the Israelites worshipping the golden calf, during the Babylonian siege we can’t get sheep and are forced to stop the daily tamid offering at the Temple, an idol is placed in the… Read more →

Hanukka Retrospective

  When you engage with Jewish holidays in the US, they feel slippery, like how you only see ghosts and fairies out of the corners of your eyes. But each holiday has its own quality of slipperiness. With Chanuka, first, I never spell it the same way twice, because it comes from a different alphabet, and I don’t trust Spell… Read more →