Typewriter Rodeo: Chanukah In Texas

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By Jodi EgertonDecember 27, 2019 12:39 pm,

We’re in the midst of Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights. Eight days of feasting and gift exchanges celebrate the lamp in the Temple that burned eight days instead of one. And many Texans who celebrate know two ways to serve brisket.

Chanukah in Texas

We gather our family

And welcome our friends

Sharing stories of long long ago

When the oil that shouldn’t have lasted a day

Lasted eight days,

surprising us so

Now all across Texas one new flame each night

Celebrating with clear grateful hearts

How all of us still get to share that great miracle

Of the light that proclaimed a new start

So find a new friend

Spin a dreidel, win some gelt

Chanukah’s perfect chocolate treat, it’s true

Then tuck in for a good hearty Chanukah meal ––

Potato latkes & brisket––choose your favorite

local BBQ.


Produced by Laura Rice.