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My Chanukah Song

The Letter Fairies, entered into The Gittle List 2017

An Israeli entrant to my children’s picture book contest asked if I wanted the Hebrew version of her book in addition to the English. Do I speak Hebrew? I told her I know a few bad words in Yiddish and most of the Chanukah song. I was speaking of the prayer we sang when lighting the menorah — not Adam Sandler’s rendition.

The bits and pieces of a barely Jewish past floated by…

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