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Night 7 of Chanukah: Shel Silverstien

On the seventh night of Chanukah, Moses gave to me, the poems of Shel Silverstein.
Sidewalk's endWhen I was younger, I gravitated towards Shel Silverstein’s poems because of the silly pictures and the silly nature of the poems themselves. In my head, I never imagined that he could be Jewish. I was the only Jewish kid in my class, and my Hebrew School class wasn’t that big. I figured that Jewish people were few and far between. Continue reading Night 7 of Chanukah: Shel Silverstien

Night 6 of Hannukah: Art Spiegelman

One of my non-Jewish friends recently made a joke about Jewish holidays: “They’re all: ‘We survived; let’s eat!'” She wasn’t entirely wrong. Jews have been persecuted and attacked for thousands of years, and yet we’re still here, resilient as ever, and always ready to party down and eat.

Recent current events have brought to mind arguably the worst tragedy in Jewish history: the Holocaust.  All over Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites, people are connecting Trump’s ideas to Hitler’s. It’s a scary time in our world right now — and the only way I find I can escape is through books; more specifically, comic books.

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Night 4 of Hanukkah: Favorite Jewish Authors Edition

Welcome to the fourth night of the Feast of Lights and to DG’s celebration of our favorite Jewish scribes! Night number one had Carly extolling the merits of Cassandra Clare’s Judaic-inspired fantasy; on night two, Kayla shared her love of Anne Frank; Deanna  wrote about Lemony Snicket, a.k.a. Daniel Handler, on night three.

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Today’s author (and illustrator!) is Maurice Sendak (1928-2012). You may know his seminal picture book, Where the Wild Things Are (1963). Sendak had a reputation for his curmudgeonly disposition just as much as his haunting illustrations and stories. However, one look at his life’s experiences–largely related to his Jewish background–and I find it easy to sympathize with his outlook.

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Night 3 of Hanukkah: Daniel Handler Trivia Edition!

One of my favorite authors growing up– and to this day– is Daniel Handler. You may know him better by his pen name: Lemony Snicket, behind A Series of Unfortunate Events and All the Wrong Questions. Handler is Jewish, so on this night of Hanukkah I would like to celebrate him.

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Night 2 of Hanukah: Favorite Authors Edition

imageAs Carly stated yesterday, this year for Hanukah, we’re celebrating contemporary Jewish authors. As I continue the celebration, I’m focusing on an author who only ever had one book published, and not even in her lifetime. That author was Anne Frank. Now, you’re probably asking yourself how this can continue to be a celebration, or how I consider her an author? Read on, and I will enLIGHTen you. #HanukahPun

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Nights 6 and 7 of Daily Geekette’s Hanuka Celebration!

imageIf you’re wondering how I’m celebrating two nights of Hannukah as one, I’ll explain myself! Last night and tonight I’m writing about two women who are always referred to together. Thus, they each get their own celebration but as one article. Curious? Keep reading!

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Night 2 of Daily Geekette’s Chanukah Celebration

imageDinah Shore, Goldie Hawn (half), Ann Landers, and Dear Abby might sound familiar to you. That’s because they’re the women Adam Sandler mentions in the original Hanukah song. That’s less than half of the number of men he mentions.

That being the case, I bring you Night 2’s courageous geeky Jew:

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Geekette Holiday Gift Guide

With the winter holidays coming up (not to mention all those like myself who have birthdays this time of year), there are plenty of opportunities for gift-giving in the coming weeks, so the staff of the Daily Geekette decided to share some of our picks for geeky gifts you can give. Some of these are items that Geekettes have given or received as gifts, and some of them are just things that we thought looked awesome. We’ve sorted our recommendations into different categories to help you find just the right for your fellow Geekette. Enjoy!

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