Potato Pancakes, Family Tradition and Mindfulness in Everyday Life

December 16, 2014 7:13 PM

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Candles lit on the dining room table, chatter of grownups talking, peals of laughter echoing through the house, the delicious scent of potato pancakes frying in the kitchen where my mother and grandmother stand over the hot stove.

I remember being 7 years old, wearing a party dress with wool tights and shiny black Mary Jane's. It is Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights. Everything feels special, and it seems all is right in the world. Like a mother smoothing a baby's blanket, peace settles over our home. These are memorabl...

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