My Chanukah highlights

I love this photo of our daughter's hand on my wife's hand as she lit the last night's candles.

While most of the world was gearing up for the Christmas (or Christmas analog) holidays, we celebrated the festival of Chanukah, my favourite festival of the year. I thought I’d share my Chanukah highlights in a series of photographs. I usually take photos on each of the eight days of the candles, and this year…… Continue reading My Chanukah highlights

Chanukah 2018 memories

Chanukah (aka Hanukkah) is my favourite festival on the Jewish calendar. Hanukkah (/ˈhɑːnəkə/HAH-nə-kə; Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה‬ ḥanuká, Tiberian: ḥanuká, usually spelled חֲנוּכָּה‎, pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew, [ˈχanukə] or [ˈχanikə] in Yiddish; a transliteration also romanized as Chanukah or Ḥanukah) is a Jewish festival commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time…… Continue reading Chanukah 2018 memories

Candles to remember

We recently commemorated Yom Kippur and one of the things we do the evening before is to light candles to remember our parents and close family who have passed away. We lit candles to remember our fathers and Gina’s brother on erev Yom Kippur. I stayed up late that night and tried to capture the mood.