5th Day!Here we are – fifth day of Chanukah. Nothing really outrageous happenned today. I stayed up real late last night working while sipping crazy Israeli melted chocolate. I guess I am kind of sombre given that Lt. Uri Binamo took one for the team this morning while manning a roadblock near Tulkarm. A suicide bomber on his way to Israel detonated his Hanukkah gift to the Jews early, killing Binamo and 4 Palestinians. Grim – I extend my sympathies to all berieved family members.

In other news, John Demjanjuk, accused of hiding his Nazi past, has been ordered deported back to the Ukraine, where he will no doubt receive a hero’s welcome. If any of you out there are of Dutch/Jewish extraction and lost family in the Holocaust, John was probably there in Sobibor with them just before they got murdered. Think about that. In the meantime, police may be closing in on Alois Brunner, Adolf Eichmann’s top aide and the most wanted surviving Nazi war criminal. Now that’d be a hell of a Hanukkah present, eh?

Happy fifth day of Chanukah y’all.

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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.


  • The fifth day always makes me sad. To see that chanukiyah more than half full reminds me that the holiday’s going to be over lickety split. Which means an end to all the parties…to which I didn’t go this year because I’ve been a little sick…so it’s more than a little sad this year. Shabbat shalom and happy sixth candle, everyone…