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Rick Lupert


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


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?


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.


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


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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