Eight reasons to like Chanukah

8. No roof damage from reindeer.

7. Never a silent night when you’re among your Jewish loved ones.

6. If someone messes up on their gift, there are seven more days to correct it.

5. Betting Chanukah gelt on candle races.

4. You can use your fireplace.

3. Fun waxy buildup on the menorah.

2. Cheer optional.

1. No Irving Berlin songs.

The law is the law

A policeman spots two youngsters riding a motorcycle. They are unmistakably Chassidic: yarmulke, payes, tzitzit, the works.

The policeman doesn’t like Jews, so he follows them, intending to catch them doing some kind of wrong.

After tailing them for a long time, he can find nothing wrong with their driving. Frustrated, he stops them anyway.

“I have been following you two for a long time now, watching every move you made and hoping to catch you breaking the law, but you two seem to be perfect. How do you do it?”

“HaShem is with us,” they replied.

“That’s it!” exclaimed the policeman. “Three people on a motorcycle!”

© david minkoff