Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ.
Hanukkah is in remembrance of a past miraculous event, when Jews reclaimed their temple after Syrians forced them to worship false gods.
Both are defining holidays for Christians and Jews and both have a miracle at their core.
Interesting fact, Hanukkah is celebrated on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar which falls around December every year; because its based on the lunar calendar, it’s timing changes each year.
Everyone celebrates these holidays in their own personal way, with loved ones, colleagues or friends.
I would like to wish you JOY over the holidays, and AWE at Gods creation.
My personal celebration
With my wife out of town, this year I took my daughter to a holiday gala, a fund raiser for our family’s favorite non-profit, Son Of A Saint.
This was her first formal; she never went to senior prom, and neither did I.
This was also our first father-daughter dance. A little miracle in itself, for those who keep tabs.
Here are some fun photos from the evening.
And in case you are wondering, yes, James Bond and I are brothers…
From my family to yours!
Happy Holidays, Jeffrey and Corine
P.S. **Remember to help the neediest during the holiday season**