Last winter, our family took a cruise that coincided with the first six days of Hanukkah. We called the cruise line beforehand to see if there would be a celebration aboard the ship. Yes, we were told, plans were in place for meals to include latkes, gefilte fish, and matzoh ball soup.
But, said the young woman on the other end of the phone, “We don’t have a rabbi.”
“I’m a rabbi,” I told her, and would be willing to lead the services. Also, I added, latkes and jelly doughnuts would be fine for food.
On the first night of Hanukkah, so many people showed up that even after the staff... Read More