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Dec 15

Traditional Chanukah treats

Brass Chanukah menorah manufactured by the Jewish Immigrants on New York's Lower East Side, c.1915. We also have one like this, inherited from my maternal grandparents.

As a child growing up in a small Midwestern American city, Chanukah held a special magic for me. My late father, who must have possessed a largely untapped creative streak, devoted many hours to creating wonderful decorations out of Styrofoam, strings of blue-and-white electric lights, and blue and silver glitter. We were the proud owners …

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