It's been an unusual and emotional week...surviving a terrific Thanksgiving and holiday weekend, combined with all the horrible news from Southern California. While our thoughts and prayers go out to the families we are ever so mindful that we need to take a long hard look at gun control and related issues.
On a happier note, The Festival of Lights starts next week. Chanukah is probably one of the best known Jewish holidays, not because of any great religious significance, but because of its proximity to Christmas. Many people think of this holiday as the Jewish Christmas, adopting many of the Christmas customs, such as elaborate gift-giving and decoration.
Without getting too political or religious, It is bitterly ironic that this holiday, which has its roots in a revolution against assimilation and the suppression of Jewish religion, has become one of the most least understood dates on the calendar.