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    10 words for joy

    Each day of Chanukah should be different – a different celebration, a different present for each child, a different song, a different D’var Torah.

    The sages say that Hebrew has ten words for “joy”. Chanukah has only eight days; just as the Ushpizin custom on Sukkot gives us a different Biblical ancestor to welcome to the sukkah, so each night of Chanukah should feature a different mode of joy.

    Two will be left over – so let the excitement linger afterwards!

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