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[Annual] Down With Hanukah Thread
Freeman Center for Strategic Studies, Jewish Press ^ | December 15, 2000 | Rabbi K.

Posted on 12/04/2007 7:59:02 PM PST by Yehuda

1. If I were a Reform rabbi; if I were a leader of the establishment whose money and prestige have succeeded in capturing for himself the leadership and voice of American Jewry; if I were one of the members of the Israeli Government's ruling group; if I were an enlightened sophisticated, modern Jewish intellectual, I would climb the barricades and join in battle against that most dangerous of all Jewish holidays - Chanukah...

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TOPICS: Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: chanukah; hanukah; jinos; wot
...But there is more. Not only is Chanukah really a foolish and unnecessary holiday, it is also one that is dangerously fanatical and illiberal. The first act of rebellion, the first enemy who fell at the hands of the brave Jewish heroes whom our delightful children portray so cleverly in their Sunday and religious school pageants, was not a Greek.

He was a Jew. When the enemy sent his troops into Modin to set up an idol and demand its worship, it was a Jew who decided to exercise his freedom of pagan worship and who approached the altar to worship Zeus (after all, what business was it of anyone what this fellow worshiped?) And it was this Jew, this apostate, this religious traitor who was struck down by the brave, glorious, courageous, (are these not the words all our Sunday schools use to describe him?) Mattathias, as he shouted: "Whoever is for G-d, follow me!"...

1 posted on 12/04/2007 7:59:04 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: Yehuda

"Hannukah? Yo, I be down widdat!"

2 posted on 12/04/2007 8:01:34 PM PST by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: Alouette; SJackson; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; wardaddy; NYC GOP Chick; rmlew; Yehuda; Max Friedman; ...

Big bright candles ping!


3 posted on 12/04/2007 8:04:01 PM PST by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!) SAY YES to Waterboarding Jihadis!)
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To: Old Sarge
Hanukah bling ping!
4 posted on 12/04/2007 8:05:07 PM PST by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!) SAY YES to Waterboarding Jihadis!)
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To: Yehuda

Chanuka is the victory of spirituality over materialism. Light up the nights!


5 posted on 12/04/2007 8:19:09 PM PST by ari-freedom (Happy Chanuka!)
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To: ari-freedom

Chag Chanukah Sameach!


6 posted on 12/04/2007 10:11:02 PM PST by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!) SAY YES to Waterboarding Jihadis!)
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To: Yehuda
If I were a Reform rabbi; if I were a leader of the establishment whose money and prestige have succeeded in capturing for himself the leadership and voice of American Jewry; if I were one of the members of the Israeli Government's ruling group; if I were an enlightened sophisticated, modern Jewish intellectual,......if I were a rich man, yadda yadda yadda yadda yadda ya.....

FMCDH(BITS)

7 posted on 12/05/2007 12:20:25 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

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8 posted on 12/05/2007 5:13:47 AM PST by SJackson (I really wish the Jews in Judea an independent nation, John Adams)
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