Was Looking to Write

Been thinking about Romney’s pseudo ‘Ich bin Jack Kennedy’ religion speech. However, I’ve been stymied.



Lighting Boise’s Menorrah

Although Hanukkah will end on Wednesday, December 12th, there will be a lighting of the Boise menorah as part of the December holiday season.

Hanukkah: the “eight-day celebration of the Jewish victory over Assyrian Greeks 2,100 years ago. When the revolt was over, the Jews found one container of oil, enough to burn for a single day in their temple. But the light lasted for eight days.”

I still have a menorah I bought in a tiny antique store in Munich some 25 years ago, as well as the beer stein from Lowenbräu’s brewery on Nymphenburger Straβe.  Ahh …. Lowenbräu does bring holiday cheer.

Oh – that’s right, we’re talking Hanukkah.

Disclaimer: The menorah below is from the Washington Mall in D.C.; not Boise’s menorah. 😉




WHAT: Lighting of Idaho’s tallest menorah (13 feet) sponsored by the Chabad Jewish Center of Idaho

WHEN: 7 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Myrtle Street and Capitol Boulevard