Category Archives: December
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED
WHOM: Adult members of Aitz Chaim, 21 years and older
WHAT: Meet And Greet
WHERE: Cattlemans Cut Supper Club, 369 Vaughn South Frontage Road
WHEN: January 5, 2018 **
WHY: To celebrate the marriage of Franz Klammer and Meriam Nagel Klammer, which took place November 23, 2017, in New England
HOSTS: Herr Franz Dieter Klammer and Frau Meriam Klammer
COCKTAILS AND HORS D’OEUVRES: 5:00 — 6:30 P.M. Dinner and dancing to follow.
Steak, chicken, fish, prime rib, vegetarian, and gluten-free options will be available.
A salad and dessert bar are included. A special dessert will also be provided.
Please bring your appetites and your smiling faces, and leave your wallets and your children at home.
PLEASE, **ABSOLUTELY NO GIFTS!**
RSVP to Franz or Meriam no later than 01/03/2018, by phone only: 406-217-6034 or 406-559-0015. If there is no answer, please leave a message.
If you need directions, please call Meriam Klammer at one of the above phone numbers.
** If the weather interferes or the roads are too icy, we do have a Plan B which we will post if necessary.**
Please take note of the change in venue for the community Hanukkah party.
Saturday, 12/16/2017, 28 Kislev, 5778: Fourth day of chanukah. We will light the fifth candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.M. From there we will go to the YWCA, 220 2nd Street North, for the annual Aitz Chaim community Hanukkah party. Please bring a milchig (dairy) dish to share, and a hearty appetite for latkes and Sufganiyot.
This is one of my favorite Hanukkah songs. I found a blog about it from Teruah – Jewish music, written in 2007, that interested me. I would not have thought this song was controversial before reading this blog.
Once you get past “Sevivon, Sov Sov Sov,” “I have a little dreidel” and “Maoz Tzur”, there aren’t a lot of great Channukah songs. All sorts of folks have stepped up to fill the void, usually with earnest but forgettable results. One song, Peter Yarrow’s “Don’t Let the Lights Go Out,” became an immediate, if a bit controversial, hit. First performed “as part of the 1982 Peter, Paul and Mary Hanukkah/ Christmas concert at Carnegie Hall with the N.Y. Choral Society,” the song ask us to
“Light one candle for the Maccabee children
With thanks that their light didn’t die
Light one candle for the pain they endured
When their right to exist was denied
Light one candle for the terrible sacrifice
Justice and freedom demand
But light one candle for the wisdom to know
When the peacemaker’s time is at hand”
On the positive side, the lyrics connect one of the central images Channukah (the menorah) with one of the central themes of the holiday (freedom) in a moving way. The song reminds us that while the event of Channukah happened along time ago, the situation of Channukah (loss of freedom) happens daily and that observance of Channukah ritual in the home should be matched with action to encourage freedom in the world. This as as elegant a Tikun Olam statement as I’ve heard in a pop song.
On the negative side, (and I’ve heard this in more places than the “Yourish blog” post but I’m having trouble finding other references at the moment), the song uses a Jewish holiday solely as the anchor for secular social action. In other words, where are the Jews in the song? Where is the Judaism? As a writer, I’ve claimed the song has a connection to Tikun Olam, but the song doesn’t make that commitment. I’ve claimed that the song says that Channukah ritual should be matched with action. The song really just stays to do social action and can be read as preferring that over observance of ritual.
It’s one of those perplexing questions…does the song bring a strong Jewish belief (Tikun Olam) to the secular / Christian United States or is it just appropriating Jewish images to support a secular political movement (the social justice movement). Personally, I love the song and am willing to make assumptions in its favor. What do you think?
Posted by Jack at 6:28 AM
No one ever said that the song is necessarily Jewish. Peter Paul and Mary are not rabbis. If they claimed it to be a Jewish song, then I could see it being controversial, but they are like many performers of Jewish ethnicity who just so happen to throw in some Jewish references to a non-Jewish song. But I like your attitude that you choose the positive slant. And I guess this is an discussion that could go on forever.
December 6, 2007
It’s a song. Not an anthem or a manifesto. Leave it be and enjoy the music. November 28, 2012
On behalf of Major General A.C. Roper, Commander, 76th Division, United States
Army Reserve, you are invited to attend a ceremony in honor of Colonel Douglas
A. Cherry on the occasion of his promotion to Brigadier General.
Please follow the link below to view your invitation and RSVP.
COL Cherry’s Promotion Ceremony: January 6th, at 2:00pm
**If you are unable to click on the link please copy and paste the address
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For information regarding this event please contact the protocol officer; Mrs.
Pauliese Litnak at (801) 656-3400 or mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Pauliese A. Litnak
CIV, Executive Administrative Assistant
76th Division (Operational Response)
We have firmed up plans for our annual Chanukah candle lighting for Monday, December 18th, 30 Kislev, beginning at noon in the Capitol rotunda in Helena. Governor Steve Bullock is scheduled to join us.
I will schedule a room for a meeting of the MAJCo representatives. More information will follow soon about agenda.
THE LIBERATION OF JERUSALEM A CENTURY AGO – COMPARABLE TO THE SALVATION HOLIDAYS OF HANNUKAH AND PURIM?
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS: December 12-25, 2017, 24 Kislev — 7 Tevet, 5778
Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events.
- Wednesday, 12/13/2017—Wednesday, 12/20/2017, 25 Kislev — 2 Tevet, 5778: Chanukkah.
- Tuesday, 12/12/2017, 24 Kislev, 5778, 5:30 P.M.: Erev Chanukah. We will light the first candle of the Diane Kaplan Memorial Chanukkiah at the Civic Center. If you come at 5:30.30, you’ll probably miss it, especially if it is cold.
- Wednesday, 12/13/2017, 25 Kislev, 5778: First day of Chanukah. We will light the second candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.M.
- Thursday, 12/14/2016, 26 Kislev, 5778: Second day of Chanukah. We will light the third candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.M.
- Friday, 12/15/2017, 27 Kislev, 5778: Third day of Chanukah. We will light the fourth candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.M.
- Saturday, 12/16/2017, 28 Kislev, 5778: Fourth day of chanukah. We will light the fifth candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.M. From there we will go to the YWCA, 220 2nd Street North, for the annual community Chanukah party. Please bring a milchig (dairy) dish to share, and a hearty appetite for latkes and Sufganiyot.
- Sunday, 12/17/2017, 29 Kislev, 5778: Fifth day of Chanukah. We will light the sixth candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.M.
- Monday, 12/18/2017, 30 Kislev, 5778: 12:00 P.M.: Menorah lighting at the Montana State Capitol in Helena, followed by a MAJCo meeting at 1:00 P.M.
- Monday, 12/18/2017, 30 Kislev, 5778: Sixtht day of Chanukah. We will light the seventh candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.m.
- Tuesday, 12/19/2017, 1 Tevet, 5778: Seventh day of Chanukah. We will light the eighth candle at the Civic Center at precisely 5:30 P.m.
- Wednesday, 12/20/2017, 2 Tevet, 5778: Eighth day of Chanukah.
- Sunday-Monday, 12/24-25/2017, 6-7 Tevet, 5778: Christmas at the Mercy Home. Please see separate article in Ram’s Horn.