Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter



All Kinds of Candles

Miri

Years ago, before electricity was invented, when night fell, utter darkness would descend upon the world. The homes were dark, the streets were dark, everything was pitch black darkness. “A candle, quick, a candle!” the inevitable cry would come. Let’s imagine just for a minute the sun setting and the darkness getting thicker and thicker. It fills the room, the house, the street, the stores, the parking lots, the playgrounds, it fills the whole city!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

We close the book we were in the middle of reading, and grope our way to the kitchen. Mommy has stopped washing the dishes because she can’t see what she’s doing. She’s worried about Daddy, who hasn’t come home yet. How will he find his way? There’s a small ditch up the street, and if he doesn’t remember about it, he could fall in, chalilah. The baby is crying; he’s hungry, but it’s impossible to find his bottle in this darkness. Everybody in the family is crawling around, feeling for the baby’s lost bottle…

 

To read the rest of this story, please buy this issue of Mishpacha or sign up for a weekly subscription.

Share this page with a friend. Fill in the information below, and we'll email your friend a link to this page on your behalf.

Your name
Your email address
You friend's name
Your friend's email address
Please type the characters you see in the image into the box provided.
CAPTCHA
Message


 
Out with the Girls
Yonoson Rosenblum Another progressive revolution that eats its own
And I Will Glorify Him
Eytan Kobre Herman Wouk “made G-d a bestseller”
What You've Learned
Alexandra Fleksher Allow me to let you in on what school is all about
Going Broke
Mishpacha Readers Reader feedback for “The Kids Are Going to Camp..."
Top 5 Ways Jews Try to Lose Weight
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin Gaining weight and talking about losing weight
He Soaked Up Our Pain
Rabbi Yaakov Klein A tribute to Reb Shlomo Cheshin ztz”l
Leaving on a High Note
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman And then it happened. I knew it would
Family Matters
Baruch S. Fertel, MD, MPA, FACEP Not the answers they teach in medical school
Play the Night Away
Riki Goldstein May we all share simchahs, no strings attached!
Fast Thinking
Faigy Peritzman How we react when we're exempt from a mitzvah
Baalat Teshuvah
Rachel Karasenti Don’t ask, “So how did you become frum?”
Confessions of a PhD Graduate
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When it comes to parenting, we’re always learning
Dear Favorite Little Sis
Anonymous I ended up wanting to be like you
Who's Making My Phone Calls?
Sara Eisemann Should I be upfront that I’m calling for myself?