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Two Lights – an essay for Hanukkah
Hanukkah was from Saturday night (after Shabbat) December 24, 2016, through Sunday, January 1, 2017
(We light the eighth candle on the second Saturday night (after Shabbat) but the holiday continues into Sunday, the eighth day.)
What the Hanukkah Flames Tell Us
One Story Among Many
A Short History of Hanukkah
Celebrating Hanukkah – the Military Victory?
work in progress.  (My answer is, "Not quite.")
President Bush Participates in a Menorah Lighting Ceremony – 5764
December 22, 2003
'January' – the name comes from Janus, one of Noah's names
work in progress
People Are Trees – an essay for the New Year for Trees
Tu B'Shvat – the Fifteenth of Shvat
Shabbat, February 11, 2017
Tu B'Shvat
Did You Know?


Purim and Prophecy
work in progress
Purim is on Saturday night (after Shabbat) March 11, 2017, through Sunday, March 12, 2017.
Recognizing a Wise Person
A Passover Lesson
Passover is from Monday evening, April 10, 2017, through Tuesday evening, April 18, 2017.
The Passover Seders are on the first Monday and Tuesday nights.


Shavuot - Feast of Weeks
Was on Sunday & Monday, June 12-13, 2016
The Ancient Holiday of 25 Sivan
It's Never Dark Anymore
Thoughts about Tisha B'Av after an Electric Power Failure


The New Year – Rosh HaShanah
For 5777 – from the evening of Sunday, October 2, 2016 through Tuesday, October 4, 2016
The Day of Atonement – Yom Kippur
For 5777 – from the evening of Tuesday, October 11, 2016 through Wednesday, October 12, 2016
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The Seven Commandment Pages / edited by Nathaniel Segal
First published August '97