Wednesday, December 16, 2009
As we wind down the Festival of Lights it's been a memorable one for my peeps this year. Granted we could use a few more Hanukkah songs (Adam Sandler can only compose so many) but all in all it's been nice elevating the Jewish holiday and letting Jewish kids feel that's it's okay not having a Christmas tree. Oh sure I wish the oil would have burned for at least another week but hey-the Menorah can only hold so many candles. Hanukkah ends on the 19th of this month. For those celebrating Kwanzaa it's a whole different time-after Christmas from the 26th through January 1st. When I asked my black comic friends if they celebrated Kwanzaa they told me that they really didn't know too much about it. Unlike Christmas and Kwanzaa though Hanukkah's dates change year to year proving that we Jews can't seem to agree on the same date in December. Sometimes animals carry holiday markings on their coats such as the zebra here who seems to b sporting a Menorah on his exterior and who obviously is proud of his Jewish heritage.