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A Children’s Menorah and Other Hanukkah Gift Ideas for Kids

The wonderment of Hanukkah shines through in the eyes of the young, as the candles light, the dreidels spin, and chocolate is shared. A children's menorah gives a sense of participation and is the … [Read More...]

Noah’s Ark Menorahs: Hanukkah Fun for Kids

The story of Noah's Ark is a classic. And while it's not actually related to Hanukkah, Noah's Ark Menorahs are adored by kids, both young and old. I think our girls were about 2 and 4 years old when … [Read More...]

Electric Menorah Makes Hanukkah Clean Up Easy

Stepping away from tradition, we have an electric menorah for Hanukkah this year. LEDs will count our eight-day celebration, rather than flame. At first, I wondered, will it be the same? The answer is … [Read More...]

Small and Portable: A Travel Menorah Makes A Great Gift

A travel menorah is small and compact. It is the perfect companion when traveling, or it makes the ideal gift for students and frequent travelers.  It can save the holiday. The festival of lights … [Read More...]

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Discovering an Old Synagogue in Auckland New Zealand

I was surprised last week to see this "Old Synagogue" sign on one of the campus buildings at Auckland University.  (Surprised because I live here in Auckland and didn't know that an older Synagogue … [Read More...]

Sobering Photos of Dachau

We visited Dachau last week.  It was a very sobering experience. All photos on this page © Rhonda Albom 2012 Have you visited Dachau? … [Read More...]

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Lost Jewish Belief in the Healing Power of Crystals and Gemstones

I have always been puzzled by the sudden explosion of New Age retailers selling everything from Native American dream catchers to statues of the Buddha.  In particular, I was intrigued by the booming … [Read More...]

Giant Menorah Made of Caffeine Free Diet Coke Cans – Kibitz Spot

When they came up with the slogan "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" I don't think they had this giant menorah in mind. It took my father years to complete. Made from over 200 caffeine free diet coke cans, … [Read More...]

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