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The below essay was written by my Grandfather, Rabbi Shlomo Aaron Siegel. He was born in 1873 in Sokolka, Russia and immigrated in 1891 at the age of 19. His father, mother and 5 brothers and sisters immigrated 2 years later. Solomon was the youngest. I remember my grandparents when they lived in Brooklyn, NY. He was the Rabbi and also the President of his synagogue.
After their deaths my brother found 100’s of pages of his assays and poems which he is now having translated by Naomi Elbinger who lives in Jerusalem. My brother plans to have these published.
I cannot believe that winter is now upon us, and when you read this we will have already celebrated Chanukah, “The Festival of Light.” At its core, this holiday is about the triumph of light over darkness. Chanukah means dedication. It commemorates the Jewish defeat of oppressive Syrian-Greek rule in Ancient Israel, culminating in the re-dedication of the Holy Temple, which had been pillaged by our enemies. The holiday got its name from the temple’s re-dedication.
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Never boring, always enlightening, with coffee, tea and a nosh!