The History & Tradition of Chanukkah – Yoel Halevi
Chanukkah, for many, has become a kind of “Jewish Christmas”. Yet the Maccabees stood against assimilation into a foreign culture and fought hard to retain and defend the Torah and the purity of the Jewish people. This is the time of year we remember the courageous and victorious Maccabean revolt against those who would force Jews to deny their identity anchored in the Torah and the Land (I’m looking at you, Obama).
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