Tag Archives: Expectations

What Were You Expecting? Hanukkah 2019

Imagine you are living in a time with the long reign of a narcissistic dictator, a rise that meant multiple generations living with tyranny, oppression, fear.  Imagine for many years your people have been terrorized and even killed by those … Continue reading

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Limitless Light: A Hanukkah Reflection

The story of Hanukkah – like the story of Christmas – has never felt more necessary or relevant for our times. It is, as many of the stories of the Talmud, not necessarily a story that happened historically exactly as … Continue reading

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Expect Nothing, and Everything

We know how the story of Hanukkah goes. The Jewish people had finally returned to the temple after many years of occupation, humiliation, and near despair.  They were celebrating, purifying, remembering and re-claiming – for the Assyrian army had been … Continue reading

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Expectations, and Resistance

There are things I wish I didn’t expect.  Like, this not being the last time that news of a heavily-armed man taking aim at a vulnerable group of people, injuring many, killing a few, breaks through an otherwise joy-filled day … Continue reading

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