Letter to the editor: Dec. 11, 2013

However you spell it…

In the Nov. 27 Jewish Light we discover reference to Chanukah, Hanukah, Hanukkah, and Hannukah.  

The Jewish mind has unleashed the power of the atom, discovered cures for once-killer diseases, placed a man on the moon, and developed methods for delivering cheap French Fries.  It is, thus, somewhat flummoxing why the World’s great Jewish thinkers can’t agree on an accepted spelling of the holiday to honor our festival of lights. 

Like the great debate over the horse-mule proposition in “Fiddler On the Roof,” the spelling will no doubt be unresolved and will be left to the tradition of the writer.  So, in my confused state, about the best I can do to appeal universally is offer my post-holiday wishes that all had a joyous ‘kah. 

Andrew Rochman, Clayton