Tag Archives: Hanukkah

On the real lessons of the Hanukkah story.

BARI WEISS SUBSTACK Jew vs. Jew by Gabriel Katz November 28, 2021 Ask most American Jews what Hanukkah is about and they’ll probably mention the miracle of the oil lasting for eight nights. Or playing with dreidels. Or snacking on … Continue reading

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“Hannukkah is not about “Tikkun Olam” – repairing the world, The miracle that we celebrate with Hanukkah was a military victory of the Hashmoneans (Maccabis) over the Greeks and Jewish Hellinizers, who wanted to end the Jewish religion”

LEGAL INSURRECTION Kamala Harris And Her Husband Wrongly Portray Hanukkah As A Social Justice Holiday by David Gerstman December 15, 2020 Last week, Sen. Kamala Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff, who is Jewish, released a saccharine video explaining why … Continue reading

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“The Jewish people’s long-standing resistance to both colonialism and assimilation, and the miracle that is the survival of the Jewish people for thousands of years, arguably started with Hanukkah”

ALGEMEINER Hanukkah: A ‘Stiff Necked’ People — the Fight for Sovereignty and Against Assimilation by Micha Danzig Decrmber 4, 2020 …After Judea fell to Hellenist colonialism, as often occurs within societies and peoples conquered by large expanding empires, there was … Continue reading

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“Hanukkah is a thoroughly Zionistic holiday. Not exactly a popular ideology in certain quarters these days”

NATIONAL REVIEW The True Meaning of Hanukkah by David Harsanyi December 9, 2020 In a recent Parents magazine piece headlined, “How to Explain the Hanukkah Story to Kids,” we are informed that, “this year more than any other is a … Continue reading

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The real story of Hanukah, not the one you hear at Sunday school: “the battle Judah Maccabee and his boys won was really a civil war against the Jews who turned away from their faith”

FORWARD ‘The Greeks Tried To Kill Us’ And Other Hanukkah Myths Debunked by Zach Epstein December 19, 2019 …The Hellenistic Jews were engaged in a battle of identity with the traditional Jews, and enlisted the help of the brutal King … Continue reading

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“Hanukkah, after all, is about a war: a war against Hellenism, the attempt by Greek forces to force a pagan vision upon the Jews”

JEWISH JOURNAL Hanukkah Is Not Christmas. This Year, Let’s Embrace That by Ben Shapiro November 28, 2018 It’s that time of year again when American Jews bask in the wintertime flavor of Christmas — when we teach our children that … Continue reading

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“Bringing together two diverse communities and highlighting strong Israel-India relations, over 400 people gather in Chicago to simultaneously honor Diwali and Hanukkah”

TIMES OF ISRAEL Two holidays, one theme: Hindus, Jews celebrate joint festival of lights by Ronit Bezalel November 20, 2018 A joint Hindu-Jewish Festival of Lights drew over 400 people to a suburban Chicago synagogue on Sunday, as together they … Continue reading

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Trump’s first White House Hanukkah Party [VIDEO]

TIMES OF ISRAEL At White House Hanukkah party, Trump celebrates his Jerusalem decision by Eric Cortellessa December 8, 2017 US President Donald Trump strode onto the stage at the White House Hanukkah Reception with a particular air of confidence on Thursday … Continue reading

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PM #Netanyahu addresses citizens of #Israel on #Chanukah

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has remarked on the UN decision at the Lighting of the First Chanukah Candle at an Event in Salute of Wounded IDF and Security Forces Veterans and Victims of Terrorism December 25, 2016 “Citizens of … Continue reading

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Pettiness Trumps Gratitude “11 Boycotters of DC Azerbaijan Hanukkah Party: ADL, HIAS, Union for Reform Judaism, Hadassah, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Americans for Peace Now, Ameinu, Workmen’s Circle, Jewish Women International, and National Council of Jewish Women”

ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA Groups Boycotting Azerbaijan-Hanukkah Party Hurt Both U.S-Israel & Muslim Azerbaijan Relations by Morton A. Klein December 15, 2016 Eleven Jewish organizations have hurt and embarrassed the President-elect and Azerbaijan – a friendly Muslim country with an … Continue reading

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