Author Notes:

Emotional Rescue written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards; performed by Mick Jagger

Information on Akhenaten and Nefertiti and Kiya are found at http/ and http/members. following translations are of the blessings said over the lighting of the hanukkiah:

Blessed are You, Eternal One Our God, Universal Presence, Who sanctifies us with mitzvoth path to holiness and gives us this path of kindling the light of Chanukkah.

Blessed are You, Eternal One Our God, Universal Presence, Who worked miracles for our ancestors in ancient days at this time.

On the first night of Hanukkah, the following blessing is added:

Blessed are You, Eternal One our God, Universal Presence, Who keeps us in Life always, Who supports the unfolding of our uniqueness, and Who brings us to this very moment for blessing.

Translation of the Hanerot Halalu prayer:

We light these lights For the miracles and the wonders, for the redemption and the battles that you made for our forefathers, in those days at this season, through your holy priests.

During all eight days of Chanukah these lights are sacred. We are not permitted to make ordinary use of them, but only to look at them; In order to express thanks and praise to Your great Name for your miracles, Your wonders and your salvations.

Yiddish words:

schlub – a person regarded as clumsy, stupid, or unattractive

mazel tov – congratulations! (literally 'good luck', from Hebrew)

kvetch – to annoy or to be an annoying person, to complain

schmuck – a vulgarism for penis, strong putdown for a jerk, a detestable person

putz – a vulgarism for penis but most usually used as term of contempt for a fool, or an easy mark

schmoozing – to converse casually, especially in order to gain an advantage or make a social connection

Hanukkah – an 8-day Jewish holiday beginning on the 25th of Kislev and commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem after its defilement by Antiochus of Syria

Maoz Tzur – Rock of Ages – one of the songs sung during Hanukkah

brachah rishonah – preceding blessing before eating

menorah – a candelabra with seven or nine candles that is used in Jewish worship

yarmulke – a skullcap worn especially by Orthodox and Conservative Jewish males in the synagogue and the home

shamash candle – known as the servent candle, the Shamash candle is used to light the other eight candles since it is forbidden to use the Hanukkah lights for any purpose other than viewing

mishpocha – family, usually extended family

tallit – a prayer shall worn for morning prayer, during the week as well as on Shabbat and other holy days

challah – egg-rich yeast-leavened bread that is usually braided or twisted before baking and is traditionally eaten by Jews on the Sabbath and holidays

dreidel – a 4-sided toy marked with Hebrew letters and spun like a top in a game of chance

gelt – Yiddish for money; given at Hanukkah (chocolate or real coins)

mishegoss – inappropriate, crazy, or bizarre actions or beliefs

macher – an ambitious person; a schemer with many plans

Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People and Its History, by Joseph Telushkin (available through Amazon)

I Woke Up In Love This Morning written by - Irwin Levine & L. Russell Brown, performed by David Cassidy