Monthly Archives: November 2013

Hanukkah 2013: An “in-progress” reflection

A little mid-Hanukkah reflection/thought: Wednesday night I went home I set up a small table in a window facing the street and set the menorah on it. When I said the prayers, lit the shamash, and proceeded to light the … Continue reading

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Night 2

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Chag Chanukah Sameach!!

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Its almost time!

I’ve got little dreidel cups from Target, hand dipped candles from the JNF, and my new brass menorah all ready to go for tomorrow night and the start of my first Hanukkah that I am observing!  Chag Chanukah Sameach!!

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Shabbat Shalom! 11/22/2013

Sanctuary of my congregation, Temple Beth El in Madison, WI

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Coming Soon: Israel Trip 2014

  In 75 days I depart from Chicago O’Hare on my way to Israel.  I am so excited to go to a country with so much history, both religious and non-religous.  I will be departing on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 … Continue reading

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Menorah has arrived!

I bought my first menorah online at and it arrived today.  It is a good “starter” menorah for a guy that is new to living a Jewish life.  Now, all I gotta do is wait for the candles I … Continue reading

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