In honor of the fifth day of Chanukah today, it seemed appropriate to share an essay from How to Spell Chanukah . . . and Other Holiday Dilemmas. Edited by Emily Franklin, the book features 18 writers reflecting on the Festival of Lights. Including essays from Steve Almond, Jonathan Tropper, Edward Schwarzchild and Joshua Braff.
Joshua Braff celebrates the holiday in his essay “The Blue Team.”
“What a holiday! No pestilence, no slavery, no locusts, no cattle disease or atonement. No synagogue, no guilt, no mortar, and no real lesson to be absorbed and passed down to my Jewish offspring. Thank God.”
Read the full piece below.