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However, the Talmud emphasises a certain event which was considered to be a miracle.
In order to consecrate the Temple, it was necessary to light a seven-branch oil lamp, which should burn without interruption. However, it turned out that only one jug of oil could be found among the stocks; it was an amount that was enough for one day, and it took eight days to press new oil. Nevertheless, the priests decided to light a menorah right away, even if this would have meant a possible break in the burning.
Then it turned out that this small amount of oil burned for eight days continuously until the new oil was ready for use. The celebration of Chanukah is full of symbols. Its duration — eight days — refers to the miracle from centuries ago. However, its most important elements are the lights lit on the eight-branch candelabra or oil lamp. On the first evening, one candle is lit, on the second — two lamps, on the third — three And finally, on the eighth day, all the candles on the Hanukkah Menorah burn. There is also one additional candle, the so-called shamash , used to light all the other candles.
It is important that the lights should be burning in a visible place. This can be, for example, on a windowsill so that passers-by can see the lights from the street. The lighting of candles is accompanied by blessings recited or sung in Hebrew. The translation into English of the first blessing is as follows: The most popular ones include latkes , or potato pancakes.
As the two men get to know each other and end up celebrating Hannukah together, each man contributes something of his unique way of looking at things. Their growing knowledge of the other slowly fills the emptiness each felt when they were alone, and the story gains color and joy. Jude's life is entirely different by the end of the shot book, and much, mu This is mostly a quiet story; I guess because Jude is a quiet man. Jude's life is entirely different by the end of the shot book, and much, much richer. Jude is clever, writing his doctoral theses on a part of Greek history that most people might not even recognize.
But he has his dissertation, right? Running into Mac, an extroverted chef, rattles him a little. While he's busy telling himself not to get involved, he misses all the hints and clues Mac is sending… Mac is a man who goes for what he wants. He is irrepressible, much like a force of nature, and just what Jude needs.
The thing is — he proceeds carefully, quickly having understood that Jude won't trust easily. But he uses everything at his disposal, including the preparation of delicious food, to make his point. The two of them belong together. If you like stories with lots of quiet charm, if you enjoy reading about a 'nerd' slowly thawing and joining the world of those who have a lover, and if you're looking for a Hannukah-themed story, you will probably like this short book.
Dec 03, Mary rated it really liked it Shelves: Sometimes a story hits you in those painful places, reminding you of hurts that you think-for the most part-you have managed to overcome. Jude's relationship with his family was such for me and like Jude I feel that I've made a sort of peace with the fact that the connection with my family will never be as strong as I want it to be. The way Jude and Mac met almost made me drop this, but it was a Kim Fielding story and so I had a bit of faith that there was more to come.
I was glad I did. Althoug Sometimes a story hits you in those painful places, reminding you of hurts that you think-for the most part-you have managed to overcome. Although their 'relationship' starts with a series of bumps and grinds , it was nice to see these two find their way towards something more meaningful.
A Great Miracle Happened There by Kim Fielding
A very lovely read; Mac's house-just reading about the artistic liberties they took upon those walls made my eyes hurt, and whatever did happen with that dissertation? I really enjoyed this story. While it starts with a one-night stand thankfully fade to black , the author does a very good job of showing the relationship grow outside the bedroom. Jude is grouchy, standoffish and doesn't celebrate Hanukkah because of some problems with his family.
Mac is full of life, fun to be around and exuberant. What he shows Jude is that sometimes you have to make the effort to get what you want. At times, I was a bit sad over how Jude was treating Mac. It was obvious Mac I really enjoyed this story. It was obvious Mac wanted something more while Jude didn't.
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Thankfully, Jude came to his senses and realized the good thing he's got going. I wish this story was longer because I feel like their journey is just beginning. I would love to have a sequel and see Jude actually reconnect with his family while seeing him meet Mac's family. Dec 18, Susan rated it really liked it Shelves: Past experience has made Jude very cynical about life so when he ends up in bed with Mac, he treats it as a one-afternoon stand. Even when Mac keeps turning up and they end up in bed together again, Jude still doesn't believe Mac could want a serious relationship with him.
I loved the way that Mac persisted and it was very touching when Jude finally opened up and talked to him about the way his family handled his coming out. The ending was very positive and it was nice to see Jude get his own li Past experience has made Jude very cynical about life so when he ends up in bed with Mac, he treats it as a one-afternoon stand. The ending was very positive and it was nice to see Jude get his own little Hanukkah miracle. Dec 15, Stacia rated it it was amazing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
I would love to see how they get along after the holidays and as a couple. I'd also like to see Jude meeting Mac's parents.
I loved this story.. Nov 26, Riina Y. Dec 04, Idamus rated it really liked it Shelves: I like this one, despite being short there's no insta-love, just two guys quietly getting to know each other and fall in love, very sweet but not sugary: Nov 12, Penumbra rated it liked it Shelves: Unexpectedly a stranger, Mac, asks to join him at his table then suggests they go somewhere quieter. Thus begins their relationship.
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Mac is friendly, talkative and flawless, a perfect Marty Stu. The writing was a bit flat. It reminded me of reading a syllabus. The couple gets together quite quickly over the span of about a week or two. At least it seemed like a very short span of time. The part of the story I enjoyed the best was the dinner and events at the end of the book. Other than that, this story was only average. Jul 06, Roclaf Alter -Ego rated it liked it. Dec 29, Sadonna rated it really liked it Shelves: Jude and Mac are an awesome pair! I really really liked this story of the doctoral student and the chef.
Mac has just moved to town and he spies Jude sitting at a table by himself in a bustling coffee shop. He hits in Jude and surprising himself, Jude says yes.
They have a great time together but then Jude quickly leaves. He's a little down about the holidays and he doesn't do relationships. His family has never been the same with him since he came out. He runs into Mac again and even more surpr Jude and Mac are an awesome pair!
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On Shavuot, God gave us the Torah in a mass national revelation in which the entire people heard His voice and saw His wonders. Chanukah occurs in the winter season, a time of year when nightfall is earlier and there are more hours of darkness than there are of daylight. Chanukah reminds us that even in these times of darkness, there is light, and we need to see and acknowledge the blessings and miracles God performs on a regular basis.
As King David beautifully expressed:. It is a good thing to give thanks to Hashem, and to sing praises unto Your name, O Most High; To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness in the night seasons. It is hard to have faith in the night, and it is easy to attribute success to our own efforts. Regarding the Chanukah miracles, our military victory and re-dedication of the Temple are the only ones mentioned in the daily inserted prayer of Al HaNissim, yet we also remember the miracle of the oil with the lighting of the menorah.