Hanukkah overlapped with Christmas this year and at North School Park in Arlington Heights, we met a rabbi at the Hanukkah (Chanukah) display of a menorah lit up for the 5th day of Hanukkah. (It’s hard to see but the light immediately to the left of the middle candle, called the shamas, is also lit.) […]Read More #JanuarySquare 9: Hanukkah Lights
Share Your World is a weekly set of questions hosted by Melanie at Sparks From a Combustible Mind. QUESTIONS FOR THE WEEK 12-23-19: Do dogs ‘talk’ (communicate) with their own species? (credit to Marilyn of Serendipity) Not just dogs – I think the members of every species communicate with each other. It’s not necessarily with […]Read More SYW: Animal Talk and Questions to End the Holiday Season
These are the holiday-themed questions for this week’s Share Your World. Do you enjoy receiving Christmas cards through snail mail? Yes, very much, although I don’t get many anymore. This is partly my fault since I am always late with my cards and sometimes I don’t send any at all. Do you like the taste […]Read More SYW: Christmas (and Hanukkah) for all the senses
Becky is hosting her December Month of Squares with the subject time. It’s that time of year to attend holiday parties – get out your “ugly Christmas sweater!” Wearing “ugly Christmas sweaters” to a holiday party has become an American holiday tradition. So much so that now stores are marketing ugly sweaters and other garish […]Read More December Squares: Ugly Sweater Time!
Hannukah, the Jewish festival of lights, takes place at this time of year and lasts 8 nights. Each night for eight nights, a candle is lit on the menorah, until, on the final night – which is tonight – all the candles are lit. If you are not familiar with the custom of lighting the […]Read More Time Square Challenge: Hannukah