It's a trap: Gloucester temple celebrates Channukah

Lily Goldman shows us the lighting of Temple Ahavat Achim's lobster-trap menorah tonight, ten years after an eight-alarm fire destroyed the temple building.

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Ack!

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And ugh!
But if you have to get an Admiral Ackbar pun in, and clearly you did, then grudging respect.

And mazel tov to the congregation!

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Lobsters aren't kosher so it

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Lobsters aren't kosher so it seems odd to have a menorah made out of lobster traps. But hey, when in Gloucester....

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Guess you wouldn't like the

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Guess you wouldn't like the lobster trap tree by the police station either. If your not from Gloucester you don't get it.

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Ha!

I love that this congregation uses traps that catches non-kosher food to celebrate a religious holiday.

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Couple of things

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First, it's just eating the stuff you're not supposed to do; it's not like there's some prohibition against anything having to the animals that produce the food you can't eat - you can collect shells at the beach to your heart's content even if you're not allowed to eat clam chowder; you can even play in your conservative temple's football league, the one that uses regulation pigskin footballs.

Second, although there's a religious component to Channukah (the oil burning for eight days and all), it's really not a religious holiday. It's more akin to July 4th - it celebrates the overthrow of colonial masters.

Bonus third: I mean, Gloucester. We know what that city's known for, right?

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And 4th point:

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Not all Jews keep kosher.

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