Just a quick update to say i went to the candle-lighting and enjoyed it. I was really really nervous, because i’m not Jewish and i’m not a student, and i really felt out of place at first. But i met some nice people, and i enjoyed eating doughnuts and latkes and playing with the dreidels. The candles looked really pretty when we lit them. We have a little chanukkiyah to put in our window and light at home! :)
I wasn’t the only non-Jew there, and everyone was very welcoming.
Because i believe in embracing the traditions of all religions (wherever they are beneficial), here is my prayer for today:
Blessed are You,
our God, Creator of time and space,
who has supported us, protected us,
and brought us to this moment.