We still have several days of Hanukkah left.
Here are some website programs to enjoy during the rest of the holiday.
- Be transported across the globe in this recording of a December 1 event: The Festival of Lights featuring performances by 8 international female artists inspired by 8 objects of Judaica from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston collection. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w0Zfi0gRBo
- Here’s an explanatory video the whole family will enjoy
- Every year, T’ruah: the rabbinic call for human rights presents eight actions to help make the world a little more just and a little more bright. Here are eight soul traits (middot) that we can all cultivate to (re)light our inner fires and inspire our work for justice. These eight middot come from a book of Mussar, Jewish values-based teachings: Every Day, Holy Day, by Alan Morinis. Check back each night as we add a new action. https://truah.org/resources/8-nights-of-rights-2021/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=292d8cf4-5e3c-4ecb-8ade-4e5b8b9c95d9
- Not strictly Hanukkah but we all need a little culture and history. ENGLAND AS THE CUSTODIAN OF THE JEWISH PAST: THE BODLEIAN LIBRARY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD https://mailchi.mp/ced0004cc5eb/csp-zoom-programs-week-of-april-5-5923594
- The authors of two lovely and meaningful new children’s books with Hanukkah themes are interviewed by Heidi Rabinowitz on her long running podcast, The Book of Life. Check out Red and Green and Blue and White by Lee Wind and The Christmas Mitzvah by Jeff Gottesfeold. https://jewishbooks.blogspot.com/2021/12/holiday-heroes.html
- Entertaining over the Hanukkah weekend? Here are some cheesy recipes to in tribute to Judith who slew the general Holofernes. https://www.jewishboston.com/read/10-cheesy-hanukkah-recipes/#utm_source=Plus+Kids+This+Week&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2021-12-01
- When the holiday is over, you certainly don’t want to store your menorah with dabs of hardened wax. Here is a cure all for caked on wax. https://www.jewishboston.com/read/how-to-clean-your-menorah/#utm_source=Plus+Kids+This+Week&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2021-12-01
We’ll end with some words from newly minted Rabbi Marge Wise whom some of you may know.
On Chanukah, the Festival of Lights:
May we spread love where there is hatred
May we spread hope where there is despair
May we spread triumph where there is defeat
May we spread truth where there are rumors and distortion
May we spread knowledge and insight where there is ignorance
On this Festival of Lights may we strive to dispel any darkness we may encounter.