Posts tagged ‘Hanukkah’

December 24, 2016

A “Spin The Dreidel” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Poetry challenge: Christmas poem.

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This is one of my favorite limericks and I am happy to recycle it today. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays to all.

My favorite part of Hanukkah is playing Spin The Dreidel. The dreidel is a four-sided spinning top that children play with on Hanukkah. Each side is imprinted with a Hebrew letter. These letters are an acronym for the Hebrew words “A great miracle happened there,” referring to the miracle of the oil that took place. The way I play it involves another miracle of sorts – the miracle of carnal fun.

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December 12, 2016

A “Could Trump Light The Way?” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

I was thinking about our President Elect having his Orthodox Jewish son-in-law as one of his closest advisors and his daughter Ivanka having converted to Judaism when this popped in my head.

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December 4, 2013

An “Interfaith Marriage” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

This is my second holiday season with wife number three. Last year we didn’t do much. We were coming off of our wedding and honeymoon in October. We lit a menorah for Hanukkah and hung some stockings, but we were not especially festive.

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November 24, 2013

A “Spin The Dreidel” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

It is not only Thanksgiving this coming Thursday, but also the second night of Hanukkah. The Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar which is the reason that these two holidays will have a rare convergence, only the second time since Thanksgiving was declared a national holiday.

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