The history of Hanukkah squeezes us between two competing narratives: one of idealization
As a kid, Shabbat meant brisket. I loved that. Every once in a while, my mother would get inspired and feel the need to… cook? No, she always cooked in those days. It wasn't until many years later that dinner was more likely to be ordered than made.
A wealth of books, music, and on-line articles are now available to help families through the flurry of getting ready for the High Holy Days season.
Like most parents, from the time we gave birth to our son, we had many hopes and dreams for him. We wanted him to have a good education, have friends and grow up to live a happy and prosperous life.