On the second night of Hanukkah the miracle is Ukraine
by Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach
on fire for 298 days and still
she is standing. The streets
are dim but snow floats
like summer fireflies. In Odesa,
I hear the people gather
to watch a man-sized menorahThe seeven-branched menorah stood in the Temple, and many present-day synagogues feature the menorah. Titus' arch depicts the Romans' sacking of the Temple and theft of the menorah. A nine-branched menorah called a Hanukkiyah is lit on Hanukkah to symbolize the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days.
Reclaiming the Hebrew Goddess and Writing Her Anew
Dive deep into the legacy of the Hebrew goddess! Through thoughtful reflection and inspired creative writing with guided writing prompts, discover where her secrets are hidden and reclaim her for your own. Six sessions starting December 14, 2023.