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Oh, hey. Chanukah!

Never having been any variety of good Jew, I am an evening late.


Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech Ha-Olam Asher Kidshanu B'mitzvotav V'tzivanu L'hadlik Ner Shel Hanukah.

I'll be in the Far Frozen North for Yule. I'll try to check in, but if I fail to, bright blessings of the season, darlings!


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Dec. 17th, 2006 04:18 am (UTC)
Happy Hanukkah, sweetie. May you and yours have a wonderful holiday.

"I'm not a full-blooded Jew. I'm Jew-ish."

Dec. 17th, 2006 04:59 am (UTC)
Hee :)

Back atcha, my dear!
Dec. 18th, 2006 12:42 am (UTC)
Thought you might get a kick out of this.

We took the kids to the Chabad synagogue that is associated with their school (they attend a private Hebrew academy)for a Hanukkah Festival. I was approached by the Rabbi's son who asked if I am Jewish (because I am covered in tattoos)to which I replied, "Ish". He asked if my mother was Jewish to which I replied that my mother's mother's mother was (We may need to throw another mother in there) and he said that was good enough. He asked if I have ever worn the teffilin (sp?) and I said no. He led me over and started wrapping my left arm and head up in the leather straps and had me repeat after him and read a section of the Torah. (It is easier to stick my arm out than fight it LOL). He then said, Congratulations, you have been Bar Mitzvah'd. Gotta love the Chassids trying to make sure everyone is accepted into the fold, even a tattooed freak like me.

So I am an official Jew now. LOL

Just call me Yid Vicious.
Dec. 17th, 2006 05:32 am (UTC)
enjoy a jelly donut.
and see you at Yule
Dec. 17th, 2006 03:06 pm (UTC)
Yay! So happy we can make it this year!

Merry Everything to you and your family :)
Dec. 17th, 2006 06:52 am (UTC)
How far frozen northy? (and what area east-west-y?)
Dec. 17th, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC)
Ah, a bit west-y, I'm afraid. Midwest-y. Wisconsin to be precise. Which is a shame, since rednikki is in the Boston area, and if we could, we would totally come up there.
Dec. 17th, 2006 08:41 am (UTC)
happy chanukah!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dec. 17th, 2006 03:08 pm (UTC)
To you too, sweetie!
Dec. 18th, 2006 01:25 am (UTC)
You know, one of the fondest memories I have like ever, was the Seder at Becca's that you helped with. Jew enuff for me, baybee. :)
Dec. 18th, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC)
XM Launches Chanukah Radio
XM Launches Radio Hanukkah

Radio Hanukkah, Channel 108 on XM is North America's first-ever channel dedicated exclusively to Jewish culture. Airing 24 hours-a-day for the duration of the Festival of Lights from December 15 to December 23, Radio Hanukkah will broadcast the best in Jewish music, comedy, talk and children's programming.

Radio Hanukkah as well as 80 other XM channels are available for free through the Internet for the entire holiday. Visiting xmradio.com/hanukkah and entering the special Radio Hanukkah promo code – TheChosen – provides free access to XM Radio Online.

This ground-breaking, one-of-a-kind channel features performances exclusively recorded for Radio Hanukkah by the leading lights of contemporary Jewish and popular music, including:

§ David Broza

§ Debbie Friedman

§ Klezmatics

§ Flory Jagoda

§ Matisyahu

§ Rick Recht

§ Cantor Alberto Mizrahi

In addition to these exclusive performances, Radio Hanukkah will unveil shows produced specifically for the channel exploring the Jewish contribution to:

§ Broadway -- hosted by Howard Sherman of the America Theatre Wing (Founders of the Tony Awards). Guest is Steve Suskin, author of A Must See, Show Tunes, Opening Nights on Broadway, More Opening Nights on Broadway, and the Broadway Yearbook series.

§ Rock and Roll -- hosted by Jeffrey Goldberg of The New Yorker and David Segal of The Washington Post. (Founders of JewsRock.org). Guests include Kinky Friedman and Al Franken.

§ Klezmer -- hosted by Annette Ezekiel of the popular punk Klezmer band Golem

Another special feature of the channel will be the Hanukkah blessings recited by a different prominent Jewish American each night for the Eastern and Pacific time zones, including:

§ Singer songwriter Regina Spektor

§ Pop band The Barenaked Ladies

§ Comedian Larry Miller of Keeping Up with the Steins

§ Personal finance expert Jean Chatzky of Oprah & Friends

§ Brooklyn's own Neil Sedaka who is celebrating his 50th anniversary in the music business

§ Author and lecturer Dr. Ruth Westheimer

§ The Leevee's, members of the bands Guster and the Zambonis

§ Interior design guru Nate Berkus of Oprah & Friends

§ Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives

No other major media outlet in the U.S. has ever dedicated this much programming to Jewish themed content.

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