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A Chanukah Lesson
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After spending two days in her "safe room”, Michla and her family evacuated. They've now been spending the past 50+ days in a hotel room, having given their home to the IDF troops.
I knew then that even if by some miracle I could talk my way out of not having a Gentile document, I could never explain the latkes and doughnuts in my bundle...
On the windowsill stood a silver candelabra large enough to hold nine candles and a box of tall candles. I understood I was being initiated into a rite I hadn’t known existed until that moment.

Dear Readers,

Once upon a time, there was a small flame that burnt brightly. Wherever the flame went, it brought light and illumination to its surroundings. But because of that, there were also those who tried to extinguish it.

The wind tried blowing it out. The water tried to drown it. The sand tried snuffing it. And the darkness tried to overpower it. But no matter what, the small...

I forgot my fear of matches and did as I was asked. Light flickered on his children’s faces and played on the window panes. I felt a rush of heat in my cheeks.
— Dad Was In Prison, and I Didn't Know If I Was Jewish
Handy Household Hacks
Faster Ironing

Speed up your ironing by taking a sheet of aluminum foil and placing it directly on the board, underneath the cover. The sheet will reflect heat upward, making the job easier and faster.


Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.

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