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Young child blowing a shofar against a black background

I heard Kol Nidrei on a violin tonight. They should take all legal documents and set them to music.

All vows – This legal document written in unholy language

a prenuptial agreement for our inevitable failing. This relationship with

the year itself a contract awaiting the biggest signature.

Please, cancel my subscription but charge my card anyway. I don’t deserve the content.

Every promise I make a guaranteed broken one between today and

a year’s worth of Jewish days from now. The next time the shofar

is dusted off, we’ll have this...

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Gold menorah fully lit with red candles

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This light’s for Hanukkah… for a people who who choose to begin our best of days with light. What special Jewish day doesn’t start with on open flame?

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This light’s for the Dreidel… for the great miracle that happened there, unless you happen to be there where it’s changed to here because we’re inclusive like that.

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This light’s for latkes… Potato pancakes because everything good begins and ends with potatoes.

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This light’s for Sufganiyot… Jelly Donuts. Not quite as popular as latkes in all the official surveys but, really, who...

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