How many times have we had an ordinary day? Thought it was boring, not even worth a reflection. Many people wish they’d had an ordinary, boring day last Friday.
By now most Americans have heard about the young man who changed lives, destroyed lived, took lives, killing 26 people (20 are children between 5-10 years old) at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
There are many articles you can read on the subject, Who was he? Why did he do it? Was he mentally ill? Who’s fault is it?
But right now it seems prayers for those in pain, parents, siblings, friends, colleagues, and maybe reaching out in some way is the important thing.
I can’t believe tonight is the first night of Chanukah, or is it Hannukah, or Hanukah?? However you spell it, this is one of my favorite Jewish holidays. Not only because it is so rich in meaning (and the food is rich too, oy) and symbolism. Who else would eat vats of oil for 8 days straight!! Lite, baked,or fried, this holiday can help us all see the miracles around us every day. Especially if we don’t gain inches!! So, let’s get this party started with some good Jeiwsh food!
If your Jewish holiday cooking book is falling a part, or has to much caked-on (what is that?) flour to see an entire recipe, I can help. I have included some links that you will find helpful in preparing a festive and delicious feast (sans cookbook) for your friends and family. I already feel guilty because I may have left somebody off this list. Please let me know if you have stumbled upon a great Chanukah recipe or blog that I could share with my readers. Continue reading →