How To Respond Appropriately

And as an example of how not to respond appropriately, there’s this ad which thinks that you don’t need to know a language or even its alphabet in order to wish someone a Happy Hanukkah…     [Read more…]

The Eight MOOCs of Hanukkah

A timely MOOC was drawn to my attention – Yale University is offering one that relates to the depiction of the Jewish menorah on the Arch of Titus, and so may be worth looking into – or perhaps rebelling against – in this Hanukkah season. Or maybe just plan to take it for one day, and discover [Read More…]

Happy Hanukkah!

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Have a Happy Thanksgivukkah!

So apparently Thanksgivukkah is what they are calling the convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah in just a couple of days from now. This is not merely a once in a lifetime event, but a once in a civilization event, as the next convergence will be many tens of thousands of years in the future. So [Read More…]

The Articles of Christmas

This post provides official notification of my intention, on or immediately prior to the 25th of December 2012, to wish readers of my blog a Merry Christmas. If you are likely to find such expression of Christmas greetings/wishes offensive, you are hereby asked to refrain from reading any and all posts on this blog which [Read More…]

Put the Han back in Hanukkah

You’ve all seen the “Keep the Han in Hanukkah” image (I shared it last year). But here are some less frequently seen images on the same theme: “Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good menorah at your side, kid.” And here’s an image of a droidel – you can click through to [Read More…]

How To Light a Menorah

A Rube Goldberg device lights a menorah. HT IO9 [Read more…]

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah to all those who celebrate it! [Read more…]

The Articles of Christmas

This post provides official notification of my intention, on or immediately prior to the 25th of December 2011, to wish readers of my blog a Merry Christmas. If you are likely to find such expression of Christmas greetings/wishes offensive, you are hereby asked to refrain from reading any and all posts on this blog which [Read More…]

Keep Han in Hanukkah!

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