Eighteen months ago I lost my physical connection to Hanukkah. Last December, I struggled with whether I should light the candles, say the prayers, and teach Julia about the festival of lights. Today, I am frying latkes, getting out my favorite table clothe, and hiding gelt under the dinner plates, very ready to light the candles, recite the baruch, and celebrate with my girls. I do love Hanukkah! Happy Hanukkah!