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Must Be the First Night of Hanukkah

The candle we lit hours ago is still burning.

My sweater is saturated with the scent of fried oil. In fact, the whole house smells that way.

I’m so full, it’s affecting my breathing.

But there’s one more latke, and I’d hate for it to go to waste.

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