Gambling for Education and Retchene Latkes

On the third night of Chanukkah, I am repeating this very special recipe in memory of my father, may he rest in peace, for whom no Chanukkah was real without these latkes. Enjoy, Beautiful People!

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To continue with the story ofChanukkahandlatkes, Judea was eventually captured by the Romans. Some of the Roman rulers could care less about various religions of the occupied territories, or provinces, as long as the taxes were collected regularly and accurately. Some others, however, persecuted Jews relentlessly; Emperor Hadrian even earned the nickname “Destroyer of the Jews.” Once again, all Jewish learning was forbidden, once again brave little bands of fighters rose again their oppressors. And once again, my inquisitive four-year-old brain put a story together that went like this:

Children were given a dreidel (spinning top), with four sides. On each side there was a Hebrew letter: Nun, Gimmel, Hei, and Shin. They were also given some coins so that when Roman soldiers, who were notorious gamblers, would come across a group of kids sitting with their teacher, they would find an innocent game of…

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  1. I can’t think why I didn’t say I liked the look of the latkes, too, last time. Dolly. Another good one

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    1. Thank you so much, Derrick.

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  2. Happy Chanukkah, Dolly! I hope you are well, and stay furthermore save. Best wishes, Michael

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    1. Thank you, dear Michael, and the same to you. Happy Chanukkah!

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  3. Gail says:

    Looks delicious. 😍🍃

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Gail!

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  4. It sounds like such a fun game, i think i’d enjoy playing sometime, although i am not a child, i try to keep a child-spirit.

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    1. That’s what keeps us young – keeping a child-spirit, darling!

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