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Grownup Chanukah Stories

I went on a random search for similar "balabusta" solutions for the miraculous by really lengthy festival of lights.
Grownup Chanukah Stories

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chavamom: Steel wool!

Estie: I put them in the cutlery basket

It is the fire that burns the sides of the glass, but the tzinorit setup is a gold stick with a circle on the bottom that sits in the cup. Then a long red wick goes in and the fire stays above the cup. You can fill the cup as high as you want. The wick gets the oil from the bottom.

And on and on. reading this exchange felt like I had just walked into my wife’s tea with a bunch of friends, and almost overstayed my welcome because I just had to hear more about how each woman was managing the side of Chanukah not to be found in Sefer Maccabim.

Incidentally, editing this dialogue I discovered that not a single Jewish woman here knows how to spell “disposable.” Also, the lady going by the nickname zuncompany has posted 23,515 messages, as of December, 2010.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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