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Review of chapter "Shadows of Hanukkah" from Valandar

I LOVED Kitty's reaction to the book, and I think that's actually the first time I've seen that connection made in a fanfic, obvious as it is. :)
Comments from author:
Thanks. I'm surprised that this book isn't used more considering that the canon Kitty went to "Robert Heinlein University" in Chicago.
Review By [Valandar] • Date [27 Dec 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Shadows of Hanukkah" from CPTSkip
Lol! What a perfect gift for Kitty. And I loved her on-line alias too. Mark up another winner in the Gifts of Stories of Hanukkah to TtH readers.
Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [27 Dec 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Happy Hanukkah Willow" from rothos
First of all, even though Christmas is comercialized we do not "worship" Santa which is a contraction of St. Nicholas a fifth century bishop that gave money to a family to avoid the father selling his daughters into slavery to pay his debts. His Holiday is December 5th in which Christian children place a pair of shoes outside their door to recieve a small gift. Also; when catholics are confirmed they recieve a confirmation name usually of a saint. I realize that Jewish people cannot write the name of HE WHO IS without tearing up the paper from what I understand.
Comments from author:
Actually, the line about worshipping Santa comes from the show. In Season three, when Buffy asks Willow what she is doing for Christmas, she says "Being Jewish. Remember, people? Not everybody worships Santa."

Orthodox Jews do not write God, but will write it G-d, instead. Paper with God's name on it cannot be torn up but must be buried (like discarded prayer books). And the Hebrew name for God is frequently abbreviated with two yuds so it is not written out.
Review By [rothos] • Date [25 Dec 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Numb3rs of Hanukkah" from (Current Donor)MarcusRowland
Nice one - I've always thought that arithmancy was the aspect of HP magic most likely to share features with real-world science etc., nice to see someone else use the idea.

Any chance of adding another "Joan of Arcadia" cross as part of this series?
Comments from author:
Actually, I have an (admittedly unfinished) mult-part Joan of Arcadia story here at TtH. So, I'll probably save my Joan ideas for that. I do, however, plan to do a Doctor Who crossover. "The Hanukkah Invasion"

I'm glad you like the arithmancy idea.
Review By [(Current Donor)MarcusRowland] • Date [24 Dec 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Numb3rs of Hanukkah" from Wormbait
Hehe, typical Don.

I'm enjoying these and hope you manage to get it complete in time.

The first couple of paragraphs taught me more on Jewdaism than I'd ever known so the whole things a learning experience for me, as well as being funny, well written and in character. And it's about Willow so that's another plus.

Thanks for sharing and I look forward to more.

Happy Hanukkah to you.
Comments from author:
Thank you! I'll admit, part of the motivation in writing the Jewish Willow series is to teach about the Jewish holidays so the learning experience is intended.
Review By [Wormbait] • Date [24 Dec 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Numb3rs of Hanukkah" from CPTSkip
I love your "Jewish Willow stories" and was so glad to read another. Here's hoping you complete your story quest in time! And Happy Hanukkah.
Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [23 Dec 08] • Not Rated
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