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Hanukah – A Brief History and a New Tradition (2007)

Are you un-inspired, putting up that crepe paper dreidel again?
Did you ever wonder what was really behind those sing-songy Sunday-school stories about the miracle of the oil?

Warsaw Uprising

Hanukah Wall of Freedom: Warsaw Uprising

How about this one: knowing how you live today, if you were placed back in the Hanukah times, would you have fought with the religious extremist zealots (history’s good guys), or would you have joined up with the more modernizing (yet still bloodthirsty), pan-cultural Helenites? (You’d probably have been killed either way.)

Some thoughts.

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