This year, Hanukkah gets a work-week jump on Christmas, beginning today and running two days past Boxing Day. Besides meaning “time for a lot of presents and sparkly flair,” it’s also a period when Jewish people can celebrate survival and perseverance as exemplified by their ancestors. The Maccabees were somehow able to keep their temple lit by a candleholder called a hanukiyah for eight days with what was thought to be only enough oil for one day. In grand San Francisco tradition,... More >>>