I bought a pack of Chanukah candles at Ace on Broadway last night, and right next to the Chanukah shelf they had these  jumbo 8 in. long lighters, so I got one, coz why not, its the holiday of lighting up, family size. They only had them in green. I’m excited to use it tonight. And really excited to begin an 8 nights virtual ritual upgrade journey, teaming up with my friend and teacher R Sharon Brous of IKAR LA for nightly transmissions that will hopefully help make more sense of why we light and how to make it more personal and meaningful and real. We are here to take on darkness. Sharon and I will start by taking turns writing these,  and I get to light the first candle tonight and Activ8, aided by the wisdom of Bashevis Singer. Find out:  illumin8: subscribe










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