Happy Hanukkah to all my Jewish family and friends!
Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, begins November 27th and ends December 5th, and this year it overlaps with Thanksgiving, a rare occurence.
The last time the two celebrations occurred on the same date was in 1918.
Bashert by Gale Stanley
Is it possible to be a good Jew and a gay man?
Not for Jonah Stern. He can’t reconcile his faith with his attraction to boys, so he turns his back on Judaism. A college scholarship is Jonah’s ticket to freedom from his disapproving parents. Next step: losing his virginity to Christian, the blue-eyed blond man of his dreams.
Instead, Jonah has a fateful meeting with Aaron Blumberg and ends up celebrating Hanukkah. Aaron tells him they’re bashert—meant to be. But Jonah has doubts. He believes his lack of faith will create a wedge between them. It’s up to Aaron to bridge the gap and convince Jonah to take a leap of faith.
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