Yes, it’s that time of year again — glowing lights, fried foods and sweet little presents. To help us get in the mood here is the latest collection of Chanuka videos going viral this year. Who’s your favorite? Those sweet-toned YU boys in the Maccabeats, or the cool kids in the Fountainheads ? Or maybe you have another favorite? Check them out and let me know.
Rosh Hashana this year starts on a Wednesday night, and ends at sundown Friday night, which is when Shabbat begins. Observant Jews all over the globe will be closing down their connection with the outside world and turning inwards to family, community and God.
Purim is fast approaching. It’s quite possibly my favorite holiday, perhaps tied with Israel’s Independence Day. It’s a holiday where you go around giving gifts of food to your friends and neighbors, and I was born to feed, so what’s not to like about Purim?