Summer Latkes in December

With this post, I wish all of you, Beautiful people, a year full of light, joy, and blessings!


I am not done with latkes yet, Beautiful People! In 1989, the Supreme Court ruling upheld displaying Chanukkah menorahs in public places as a symbol of “universal religious freedom.” Last night, on the last night of Chanukkah, our Rabbi invited the entire community to light the menorah outside, at Miami Beach Marina, with festive music, latkes, and sufganiyot (doughnuts).

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On the foreground of this photo, right in front of Rabbi Mann, stands his oldest son, Mendele, a very special boy, a miracle child, as he is known in the community. Without disclosing the diagnosis, I can tell you, Beautiful People, that the doctors’ opinion was that Mendele would never walk, never talk, and never look like “normal people.” It’s only through the heroic efforts of his parents and siblings, as well as support of the entire community,  that he has proven the doctors wrong! Mendele not only walks…

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. I wish you health and happiness.

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    1. Same to you and yours, dear Susie!


  2. Narine says:

    Thank you for wishes, dear Dolly! I wish you all the best and Happy New Year! 🙂

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  3. mel says:

    Happy New Year!


    1. Thank you so much, dear Mel! Happy New Year and my best wishes for you and yours!

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  4. Wishing you the same! Lots of love, light, health and happiness in the new year. Beautiful post thanks for sharing such a heartwarming story. I also now must have some latkes; it has been almost a year since I have had them. Thank you for giving me the food inspiration as well!

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment, dear Samantha! Happy New Year!


  5. What a special Chanukkah celebration that must be, and i pray many blessings on that young man. We were told similar things about one of our children, and i know how much hard work has gone into making these prognoses not come to pass.

    Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Mimi! Happy and healthy New Year to you and yours!


  6. purpleslob says:

    God is so good! I praise Him for all His miracles, like Mendele!

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