This booklet explains the history of Hanukkah, the symbolism and significance of lighting candles for eight nights, the blessings that accompany the lighting of the candles, the holiday's foods, the game of dreidels, and more!
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Join in the fun at this PJ on the Town event to celebrate the New Year for Trees at the DuPage Children's Museum. Featuring a concert by Miss Aimee Leigh, environmentally friendly activities, and private use of the museum. Presented in partnership with Congregation Beth Shalom of Naperville and Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County.
A great way for Jewish professionals and volunteers who work with and provide programming for people in interfaith relationships to locate resources and trainings to build more welcome into their Jewish communities; connect with and learn from each other; and publicize and enhance their programs and services.
You forgot to add that Eli’s mother is Christian. That puts the cartoon in context. Name-calling and belitting your opponents doesn’t make for a meaningful dialogue, on either side. Both sides need to come to the table and communicate peacefully to come to a resolution. Respect is the key.
The extended metaphor works comedically as it calls to task the “holier than thou”attitude and point of view of many orthodox Jews. The egocentricity of purity of race while committing fornication “in-house” as it were holds the mirror up to nature and is satirically funny; i.e. if the shoe fits, wear it!
Comedy works on the theory that the “a”normal, caricatured, in this case the “purist” Jew is so much more a threat to his own people than is Darth Vader! The cartoon is very funny and ultimately asking for a more reasoned approach to Jewish, cross-demnominational, infighting. It represents a much more inclusive, broader approach to Judaism.