Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The fifth Chanukah lecht

The Czar of Russia really didn't care about the birth of a Jewish baby in Kiev Gobernyah ("Kiev County," she translated it). So she never had a birth certificate, and probably guessed at her secular date of birth and exact age. But one thing she knew--she was born on the fifth Chanukah lecht. And so, as we lit the fifth Chanukah lecht, I remembered my mother's mother, Golda Rose.

David Bogner "Treppenwitz" clues me in on a fascinating fact concerning the fifth night of Chanukah of which I was not aware.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's my birthday too! Cool.

Wed Dec 20, 09:01:00 AM 2006  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Elie, I posted greetings on your own "fifth lecht" post, but there's no harm in wishing you a happy birthday twice. :)

Wed Dec 20, 09:34:00 PM 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And a double thanks back atcha!

Thu Dec 21, 09:28:00 AM 2006  

Post a Comment

<< Home

<< List
Jewish Bloggers
Join >>