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Chanukah Menorah

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Chanukah Menorah: The eight-branched menorah (candelabra) kindled on Chanukah commemorating the miracle of Chanukah.
For the hundred Jews or so, the only recognition of the holiday of Chanukah was this one small electric menorah...
"Being Jewish stinks!" Zach shouted as he stomped up the stairs to his bedroom, kicking his bedroom door closed for punctuation.
There are fifty states in the U.S., said the Rebbe, and all but one allowed Jewish inmates to light Chanukah candles. “Would you believe it? It is only here, in New York State, that prisoners cannot light menorahs for Chanukah!”
Morgenstern drove slowly, carefully surveying the suburban neighborhood. Night was when a creature’s true colors were revealed. If they were a predatory species, these humans would use the cover of darkness for their darkest deeds . . .
“Please, Berish,” said the dying man, closing his eyes, “protect the menorah as though your life depends on it.”
As the Siberian winter deepened, Chanukah came, and a group of young Jewish prisoners convened for a short meeting.
While in the forest, thieves came upon me, took all my money and said they were going to kill me...
My best friend was a girl of my age named Jeanette. One morning when I came to play, I saw her family being forced at gunpoint into a truck. I ran home and told my mother. “Don’t worry,” she said, “Jeanette will be back soon . . .”
I was walking by the waterfront, and a young man in a black hat ran up to me and politely asked, “Excuse me, are you Jewish?”
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