Joy, Wonder, Laughter
DAILY CANDLE LIGHTING AT 6:00PM
Blessed are You, Adonai, Creator of joy and laughter.
Do You Believe in Magic - The Lovin' Spoonful
Texts on Celebration
A joyful heart makes for good health; despondency dries up the bones. (Proverbs 17:22)
Who is a pious fool? A person who sees a ripe fig and says 'I will give it to the first person I meet.' (Talmud Yerushalmi, Sotah 3:4, 19a)
Who is rich? One who is happy with their lot, as it says, "When you eat [from] the work of your hands, you will be happy, and it will be well with you" (Psalms 128:2). "You will be happy" in this world, and "it will be well with you" in the world to come. (Pirkei Avot 4:1)
Questions to Consider...
What brings you joy?
What creative ways have you found to celebrate this year - and what aspects of that creativity might you carry forward into future years?
Identify a metaphorical “ripe fig” from this past year - did you eat it or give it away? Why?
What have you done with your own that has given you satisfaction?
MAKE CHANUKAH DECORATIONS FOR YOUR HOUSE
You may not be able to have a lot of guests for Chanukah, but you can still make the house and table look festive. Have everyone in the house participate in the crafts and set yourselves up for a special Chanukah dinner.