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  • Hashem Melech (Happy Chanukah 5777 - Vanity)

    12/25/2016 1:49:00 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 39 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 23, 2016 | Gad Elbaz and Nissim
    Happy Chanukah 5777מי שמאמין לא מפחד MI SHEMA'AMIN LO MEFACHED Those Who Believe Have No Fear HASHEM MELECH HASHEM MALACH HASHEM YIMLOCH L'OLAM VA ED
  • Sarah Palin's Response To Bibi Netanyahu's Christmas Message To America

    12/23/2016 5:01:49 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 14 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | December 23, 2016 | Gov. Sarah Palin
    I love this world leader. Bibi Netanyahus Christmas greeting warms the collective heart of Christians and Jews who cherish the bond of heritage. Im reminded of the biblical teaching, A three strand cord is not easily broken. Israel America God. Our cord will strengthen in coming days. The Prime Ministers gracious gesture is another branch of allegiance, a sure sign of respect for the Judeo-Christian heritage upon which our great nation was built. For so many of us, that respect is mutual. This is why we commit to Psalm 122:6, Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, the rightful...

    12/14/2015 3:14:30 PM PST · by GreyFriar · 24 replies ^ | Dec 13, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Every Obama event somehow has to offend Christians and Jews. Could Obama pull it off for Chanukah? Yes, he could. I already wrote about Susan Talve's bizarre pre-Menorah lighting rant at the White House Chanukah party. Then, not satisfied with having made a disgrace of the Chanukah ceremony, Susan Talve declared, "I stand here to light these lights to say no the darkness of Islamophobia and Homophobia and Transphobia." Talve babbled about insuring "justice for Palestinians" and began gleefully chanting, "Ins'Allah, Ins'Allah". Or "Allah Willing".
  • Disgraceful White House Hanukkah celebration

    12/11/2015 4:42:08 AM PST · by markomalley · 64 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/11/15 | Thomas Lifson
    Leave to Barack Obama to turn what should be a celebration of the Jewish people’s survival in the face of adversity into a politicized rant celebrating the cause of the Palestinians, who want to “drive them into the sea,” as has been promised since the birth of the modern State of Israel. Daniel Greenfield reports on what should have been the highlight of this year’s White House ceremony at Front Page Magazine: …the White House chose Susan Talve to light the Menorah. Talve is a member of the anti-Israel group T'ruah which is currently promoting assorted "soft BDS" programs. She's...
  • Why Hanukkah is the perfect festival for religious freedom

    12/06/2015 11:41:17 AM PST · by Phinneous · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/6/15 | Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
    Hanukkah is the festival when Jews celebrate their victory in the fight for religious freedom more than 2,000 years ago. Tragically, that fight is no less important today, and not only for Jews, but for people of all faiths. The Jewish story is simple enough. In about 165 B.C., Antiochus IV, ruler of the Syrian branch of the Alexandrian empire, began to impose Greek culture on the Jews of the land of Israel. Funds were diverted from the Temple to public games and drama competitions. A statue of Zeus was erected in Jerusalem. Jewish religious rituals such as circumcision and...
  • Greenfield: he Light of Chanukah

    12/22/2014 1:33:41 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, December 22, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, December 22, 2014 The Light of Chanukah Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog A candle is a brief flare of light. A wick dipped in oil burns and then goes out again. The light of Chanukah appears to follow the same narrative. Briefly there is light and warmth and then darkness again. Out of the exile of Babylon, the handful that returned to resettle and rebuild the land faced the might of new empires. The Jews who returned from the exile of one evil empire some twenty-six hundred years ago were forced to decide whether they...
  • Top-of-the-flops: 10 Chanukah songs that didnt make the charts

    12/17/2014 6:28:03 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
    How to write ^ | December 16, 2012
    Oy to the World Schlepping through a Winter Wonderland Hava Negilah The Megamix Bubby Got Run Over by a Reindeer Enough with those Jingle Bells AlreadyJeez! Matzo Man (by the Lower East Side Village People) I Have a Little Dreidel (the Barking Dog Version) Come on Baby, Light My Menorah Deck the Halls with Balls of Matzoh Silent Night? I Should Be So Lucky
  • The 8 days of Hanukkah my true love sent to me

    12/17/2014 6:00:02 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/15/14 | Larry Levine
    On the first day of Chanukah My true love sent to me. Some gelt with Ju dah Macc a bee On the second day of Chanukah My true love sent to me. 2 plastic dreidels And some gelt with Ju dah Macc a bee On the third day of Hanukkah My true love sent to me. 3 crispy latkes 2 plastic dreidels And some gelt with Ju dah Macc a bee On the fourth day of Hanukkah My true love sent to me. 4 sufganiyot 3 crispy latkes 2 plastic dreidels And some gelt with Ju dah Macc a bee...
  • Greenfield: A Dangerous Holiday

    12/16/2014 6:29:53 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 19 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 A Dangerous Holiday Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Holidays are a calendar. They mark points in emotional and physical time. They remind of us who we are. Many of those celebrating Chanukah celebrate a holiday that does nothing more than celebrate 'celebration', the rituals and rites of entertainment, a special food, a symbol whose meaning they don't remember and a little family fun. Chanukah is many things but it is not a safe holiday. It is a victory celebration in a guerrilla war. It is a reminder that Obama's war on Jerusalem...
  • Thanksgiving and Chanukah

    11/27/2014 9:08:19 PM PST · by Phinneous · 2 replies / YouTube ^ | 2010 | Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, ZT'L
    A brief (8 minute) talk about the connection between Thanksgiving, its acknowledgement of G-d, America's religious freedom/founding, and Chanukah (spreading light.) Note: This is subtitled (the Rebbe, Rabbi Schneerson speaks in Yiddish) but it's worth listening, reading, and watching. He highlights our REAL American values so poignantly and perfectly-- and blesses Reagan to boot... a great end of the Holiday!
  • Tis The Season For Militant Atheists To Whine

    12/09/2013 3:45:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | December 9, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    Theres nothing like the holidays for laughing at anti-religious malcontents being driven to madness by the thought of Christians and Jews celebrating their faiths. Crosses, menorahs, happy people with satisfying personal lives these things drive the militant atheists into a sputtering rage. Watching them fume is the gift that keeps on giving. Normal atheists just dont believe in God, and those of us who do, figure thats between them. They respect our religion and we respect their right to have no part of it. Sure, some religious folks talk to people about their faith, but its not clear why...
  • Temple Mount Closes After Jewish Visitors Sing Hanukkah Songs

    12/01/2013 1:10:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 12/1/2013, 12:10 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Israeli police closed the Temple Mount Sunday after Jewish visitors to the Mountwhich is Judaisms holiest site and the exact spot of the events of the Hanukkah holidaybroke out into Hanukkah songs, enraging Muslim worshipers. Following the song, a scuffle broke out between Jews and Muslims. Four people were arrested. Police have decided to close the Mount to all visitors until further notice.
  • Hanukkah, Coney Island, Knockout and Iran

    11/27/2013 5:33:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 49 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | November 25th, 2013 | Rabbi Reuven Kahane
    Years ago, on a perfect Hanukkah day, my brother and I were getting off the Coney Island bumper cars on the way to kosher country, when we heard "Dirty Jews!" Before having a chance to react in anger or fear, two boys were running full speed away from us. Knowing they were not running from a 7-year-old in a plaid shirt or his slow moving 11-year-old brother, I imagined that the hand of God had descended from the cyclone. But, spotting a speeding Judah Maccabee chasing down those thugs, to my amazement and some chagrin, the Maccabee was none other...

    11/27/2013 9:31:56 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 November 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Because Thanksgiving andHanukkahfall on the same day for 2013 -as they last did in 1888- this year's calendar has produced a rare concurrence that won't be repeated for another 79,043 years... FoxNews h/t Speedunque
  • Is My Chanukah Your Chanukah?

    11/27/2013 7:20:54 PM PST · by Phinneous · 10 replies ^ | Circa 1990s | Rabbi Yischak Meri Kagan, OBM
    An audio class on the origins and practices of Chanukah in Jewish teachings, with application to our modern culture.
  • Video rewind: WKRPs Turkey Drop

    11/27/2013 5:21:10 PM PST · by lowbridge · 44 replies ^ | november 27, 2013
    The greatest Thanksgiving episode of any TV sitcom ever. With God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Thanksgiving & Happy Hanukkah ~ 28 November 2013

    11/27/2013 6:00:05 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 139 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Happy Thanksgiving 2013!! ~ GOD BLESS AND WATCH OVER THEM, WHEREVER THEY SERVE Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States of America. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source...
  • It's Hanukah at the Technion! (Israel Institute of Technology)

    11/27/2013 5:33:12 PM PST · by EinNYC · 11 replies ^ | Nov 25, 2012 | Technion
    Watch the students of the Technion compete for the best Rube Goldberg device to....LIGHT THE MENORAH! Technion students Eyal Cohen and Tomer Wassermann from the Mechanical Engineering faculty and Matan Orian and Dvir Dukhan of Industrial Engineering and Management take on the challenge to build a Rube Goldberg machine that lights the Chanukah menorah. Hanukkah is the holiday of miracles and here is another one.
  • The meaning of Chanukah: A Maccabee response to the knockout game

    11/27/2013 2:09:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 27, 2013 | Jack Engelhard
    Still today there is controversy as to the real meaning of Chanukah. So lets keep it simple by declaring that Chanukah is about a group of Hebrew fighters who were mad as hell and were not going to take it anymore. These were the Maccabees, hammers for justice and freedom in Judea/Israel some 2,000 years ago. The Maccabees took to heart the Torah dictate that the Hebrews were to be a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. So, outnumbered and out-gunned, they used guerilla tactics to rise up against their Hellenistic oppressors who had defiled the land, the people...
  • Santa plays a prank on young Jewish girl

    12/25/2012 5:42:55 AM PST · by expat1000 · 5 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | December 23, 2012 | David Ross
    A young Jewish girl was pranked by Santa after she refused to believe that Santa comes to Jewish houses. While celebrating Chanukah the young Jewish girl opened her mothers closet and found Christmas presents with her name on it. 4-year-old Ashley questioned her mother about the gifts. Her mother Amy said that Santa dropped the gifts off early. The family participated in a Christmas celebration at the girls aunts house, but clever Ashley did not believe the reasoning. That is when Ashleys father asked his co workers at Z100 radio show to pretend to be Santa and prank call his...
  • Chanukah's lesson about America in 2012

    12/16/2012 12:42:41 PM PST · by massmike · 2 replies ^ | 12/16/2012 | n/a
    Since the November elections we have never seen so much despondency and despair. We're hearing from so many people who say they are depressed, see no way out, and are just giving up. And, yes, things are looking worse than ever before. Four more years of Barack Obama. More socialist politicians elected to Congress. And the "opposition" Republican leadership with no backbone or will to fight back. "It's finished. America's done. I'm giving up." We're hearing that everywhere. People are feeling beaten and completely powerless. Today is the 8th and final day of the Jewish holiday Chanukah. Most people (and...
  • The Darkness and the Light

    12/13/2012 6:10:18 AM PST · by expat1000 · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Dec 13, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    A candle is a brief flare of light. A wick dipped in oil burns and then goes out again. The light of Chanukah appears to follow the same narrative. Briefly there is light and warmth and then darkness again. Out of the exile of Babylon, the handful that returned to resettle and rebuild the land faced the might of new empires. The Jews who returned from the exile of one evil empire some twenty-six hundred years ago were forced to decide whether they would be a people with their own faith and history, or the colony of another empire, with...
  • Minister Kenney's Chanukah Greeting

    12/09/2012 3:44:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/9/12 | JasonKenneyMP
    Video at link.
  • May All Your Hanukkahs Be White

    11/22/2012 9:59:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.
    At first glance Twas the Night Before Hanukkah looks like a novelty album. On the cover two smiling women in 1950s garb exchange presents by a fir tree topped with a Star of David while a demure girl lights a menorah. It seems to promise a kitschy collection of comic tunes along the lines of Adam Sandlers Hanukkah Song. But the people behind this double album four Jewish record collectors who form the nonprofit Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation say they are deadly serious about the subject. They have compiled an eclectic set of songs that not...
  • Happy Chanukah to All: Jew and Gentile Alike

    12/21/2011 8:00:41 PM PST · by Amerisrael · 20 replies
    The eight days of Chanukah this yearbegin on Tuesday the 20th of December. The Jewish historian Josephus gives an account of the history:The First Chanukkah (December 164 BCE)Key excerpt:["And on the twenty-fifth day of the month Kislev, which the Macedonians call Apellaios, they lighted the lights [phta] that were on the menorah, and offered incense upon the altar, and laid the loaves upon the table, and offered whole burnt offerings upon the new altar.As it happened, these things took place on the very same day on which, three years before, the divine worship had been reduced to an impure and...
  • The Rocky Hora Chanukah SING ALONG! The Shlomones

    12/18/2011 11:13:38 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/18/11 | The Whatsup Band
    The same video captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing and karaoke
  • Obama celebrates Hanukkah at White House(two weeks early and all candles at once: MEANING ?)

    12/08/2011 8:03:09 PM PST · by Uriel-2012 · 34 replies
    AP ^ | Dec 8, 6:44 PM EST | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is marking Hanukkah as a story of "faith over doubt."
  • To Gift or Not To Gift -- A Chanukah debate [posted for the rebuttal]

    12/07/2010 3:32:31 PM PST · by Jewbacca · 17 replies
    Chabad Lubavitch (Parenting) ^ | December 7, 2010 | Deena Yellin
    When I was growing up, Chanukah celebrations were all about playing dreidel, baking latkes and lighting brightly colored candles. How times have changed! These days, holiday observance requires several jaunts to Toys"R"Us and an entire trunk laden with packages from the mall. Aside from emptying our pocketbooks, this practice makes the holiday feel more like the festival on the secular calendar around this time of year, and less like the Jewish festival of lights. My Chanukah panic sets in even before the Hebrew month of Kislev arrives. Weeks before the holiday begins, my friends and family are already comparing notes...
  • White House invites Pasadena rabbi to Chanukah party (J Street activist)

    12/04/2010 9:30:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Jewish Journal ^ | 12/4/10 | Ryan Torok
    On Dec. 2, Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater will attend the annual Chanukah party at the White House. It was a surprise, Grater said, of receiving the invitation. Im very humbled. Grater, who occasionally contributes to The Jewish Journal, presides over the Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center, a Conservative congregation, and serves on the national advisory board of J Street, a political action committee devoted to shaping public opinion regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His work with J Street started his relationship with the White House. After a J Street delegation meeting in Washington, D.C., a couple of years ago, Grater established...
  • A Holiday of Resistance

    12/02/2010 8:33:54 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 3 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    The first night of Chanukah marks the beginning of a holiday that for many of its celebrants has no identity, that celebrates 'celebration', with no thought to what it is celebrating. For many Americans, Chanukah appears to overlap with Christmas. But there is no similarity between the two other than the season. The more appropriate analogy is to the 4th of July overlaid with Thanksgiving, a celebration of divine aid in a military campaign against tyrannical oppression. The overt militarism of the Chanukah story has often made it an uncomfortable fit for both religious and secular Jews. And both have...
  • Chanukah Somayach! Cute New Chanukah Song "Candlelight"

    12/02/2010 7:30:25 AM PST · by Cinnamon Girl · 35 replies
    The Maccabeats ^ | 12/ 2/10 | Cinnamon Girl
    Chanukah Somayach everyone! This is apparently a bunch of YU guys who made a cute video. It was posted a week ago and it's gotten quite a few hits already. In the cold and darkness of winter, remember to fight for the light of Torah.
  • Happy Chanukah Maccabee Fighters of Judea

    12/01/2010 10:44:36 AM PST · by bsaunders · 8 replies
    Beyond the Cusp ^ | December 1, 2010 | B. Saunders
    Happy Chanukah Maccabee Fighters of Judea In defiance against the cultural persecution of the Jews by the Seleucid Syrian-Greek Hellenists, the Jewish revolt was sparked by Mattathias the Hasmonean, patriarch of the Maccabees, who refused to obey the direct commands to violate the Laws of Torah. When called upon as the leader of his village to sacrifice to the Greek gods, Mattathias replied, "Though all the nations that are under the king's dominion obey him, . . . yet will I, and my sons, and my brethren, walk in the covenant of our fathers." After a skirmish where Mattathias and...
  • The Story of Chanukah [Jewish Caucus]

    12/01/2010 8:23:47 AM PST · by Jewbacca · 18 replies
    Chabad Lubavitch ^ | Kislev 24, 5771 | Chabad Lubavitch
    Under Syrian Rule More than 2000 years ago there was a time when the land of Israel was part of the Syrian-Greek Empire, dominated by Syrian rulers of the dynasty of the Seleucids. In order to relate the story that led up to Chanukah, we shall start with Antiochus III, the King of Syria, who reigned from 3538 to 3574 (222-186 B.C.E.). He had waged war with King Ptolemy of Egypt over the possession of the Land of Israel. Antiochus III was victorious and the Land of Israel was annexed to his empire. At the beginning of his reign he...
  • Jewish holiday Chanukah is very relevant to what's happening in America today

    12/17/2009 3:53:05 AM PST · by massmike · 4 replies · 444+ views ^ | 12/17/2009 | n/a
    Chanukah is incredibly pertinent to what we're going through right now in America. It's about winning a seemingly unwinnable culture war. In the second century B.C., the rulers of Israel -- the powerful Syrian empire -- had forced paganism on the country with a ruthless force. Pagan holidays, customs, and religious practices were imposed on the citizens of Israel, and statues of pagan gods were erected throughout the country. People who refused to bow down to idols, or make sacrifices to them, were tortured and killed. People were allowed to have some "private" religious beliefs, but no public acknowledgement of...
  • Sarah Palin On Facebook: Happy Chanukah

    12/16/2009 5:17:21 AM PST · by MaxCUA · 6 replies · 498+ views
    Todd and I would like to offer our best wishes to the Jewish community as they celebrate Hanukkah. Known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah commemorates the eight-day miracle that took place when the Temple in Jerusalem was rededicated. Though there was only enough consecrated oil for one day, the flame miraculously burned for eight just long enough to prepare more. This beautiful story is rich with life lessons for members of all faiths. With hope and dedication nothing is impossible, and the Almighty never abandons those who seek the light.
  • What is Hanukkah?

    12/12/2009 5:39:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies · 1,089+ views ^ | December 12, 2009 | Paul Greenberg
    This evening we light the first candle on the Hanukkah menorah, for it's the first night of this minor eight-day Jewish holiday that's become a major one over the years. There are blessings to be recited, songs to be sung, latkes to be eaten . . . . But just what does Hanukkah celebrate? Answer: A successful Jewish revolt against a Syrian empire ruled by the Seleucid dynasty of Greek kings some 2,200 years ago. Well, not exactly. The revolt was not so much against the Syrian emperor, Antiochus Epiphanes, as against his attempt to impose Hellenistic culture on ancient...
  • It's that Stupid, Politically Correct Holiday Season

    12/10/2009 4:46:47 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 3 replies · 304+ views
    The Lid ^ | 12/10/09 | The Lid
    It happens every year at this time: the battles of political correctness. When a community puts up a Christmas tree, one of two things happens. Either there is a battle to take it down totally, or someone fights to get a Chanukkiyah (that's the real name, not Menorah), Kwanzaa candles, or a symbol of some other religion's holiday placed right next to it. Then Fox News follows by running stories about the latest battle in the "war against Christmas," and the ACLU starts suing any town whose mayor ever went to a church, mosque, and/or synagogue. Hey, ACLU: Give it...
  • It's that silly politically correct holiday season

    11/30/2009 9:07:39 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 4 replies · 376+ views
    Amercan Thinker ^ | 11/30/09 | Sammy Benoit
    It happens every year at this time: the battles of political correctness. When community puts up a Christmas tree, one of two things happens. Either there is a battle to take it down totally or someone fights to get a Chanukia (that's the real name not Menorah), Kwanza Candles or a symbol of some other religion's holiday placed right next to it. Then, Fox news follows by running stories about the latest battle in the "war against Christmas," and the ACLU starts suing any town who's Mayor ever went to a Church, Mosque and/or Synagogue. Hey ACLU give it up...
  • Gap ads reduce holidays to treacly meaninglessness (LIBERAL COLUMNIST UPSET AT SECULAR HOLIDAY AD)

    11/22/2009 4:14:45 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 27 replies · 1,583+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 20, 2009 | CATHLEEN FALSANI Religion Columnist
    There are only 35 shopping days left until Christmas. I'm keenly aware of this primarily because of those overcaffeinated Glee-show-choir-in-red-white-and-blue-alpine-sweaters-and-ear-flaps-making-high school-cheerleading-pyramids Gap ads that started running about a week ago. You know, the ones where they chant a little ditty titled, annoyingly, "Happy Dowhateveryouwannukah." "Go Christmas! Go Hannukah! Go Kwanzaa! Go Solstice!" the exceptionally good-looking, multicultural, skinny-jeans-clad cheerbots shout. "You 86 the rules, you do what just feels right," they cheer, before entreating us to "do whatever [we] wannukkah" this ambiguous winter holiday season. Their jangly dance number ends by wishing us "a cheery night." How festive, you say? Meh....
  • Google Earth Tracks the Battlefield Miracle of Chanukah

    11/18/2009 12:24:57 PM PST · by Tzvi · 4 replies · 688+ views
    Israel National News ^ | November 16, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Google Earth is helping Jews in Israel and all over the world understand the miraculous victory of the Jews over Greek invaders 2,000 years ago thanks to the initiative of a rabbi who brings history back to life on the computer.
  • We Need Another Maccabee

    12/22/2008 12:02:43 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 2 replies · 328+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 12/22/08 | Yidwithlid
    Last night was the first night of Hannukah, the holiday with as many meanings as it has spellings. Why do we celebrate ? Pick one or pick all: 1. A successful Jewish revolt against a Syrian empire ruled by the Seleucid dynasty of Greek kings some 2,200 years ago 2. A revolt against assimilation and the attempt to impose Hellenistic culture on ancient Judea 3. A Celebration of the re-dedication of the Holy Temple 4. Recognition of a Miracle where one day's worth of oil burnt in the menorah for eight days 5. A Civil War against those Jews who...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Presidential 2008 Military Message for Hanukkah ~ Dec 21 2008

    12/20/2008 5:06:29 PM PST · by Brads Gramma · 214 replies · 1,898+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | December 20, 2008 | Serving the Best Troops and Vets in the WORLD!
    Presidential Message The story of Hanukkah recalls the miraculous victory of a small band of patriots against tyranny, and the oil that burned for eight nights. Through centuries of exile and persecution, Jews have lit the menorah. Each year, they behold its glow with faith in the power of God, and love for His greatest gift -- freedom. This Hanukkah we celebrate another miraculous victory -- the 60th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel. When President Harry Truman led the world in recognizing Israel in May of 1948, many wondered whether the small nation could possibly...
  • Get That Menorah Away From That Christmas Tree

    12/15/2008 9:30:54 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 7 replies · 601+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 12/16/08 | Yidwithlid
    (UPDATED) Every time a community puts up a Christmas tree, one of two things happen: Either there is a battle to take it down totally, or someone fights to get a Chanukia (that's the word not Menorah) placed right next to it. Then Fox news follows by running stories about the latest battle in the "war against Christmas" Two great examples of this PC craziness happened two years ago. One at the Seattle airport, and the other involving Ice Skater Sasha Cohen.... ....People who look toward December as an opportune time for the celebration of PC multi-culturalism have to stop!...
  • Looking for Jesus? Try GPS (Good one!)

    12/11/2008 9:21:18 AM PST · by llevrok · 8 replies · 567+ views
    The News Tribune (Tacoma WA) ^ | 12/11/08 | Eric Gorski
    Baby Jesus disappeared last year from a Nativity scene on the lawn of the Wellington, Fla., community center, village officials didnt follow a star to locate him. A GPS device mounted inside the life-size figurine led sheriffs deputies to a nearby apartment, where it was found face down on the carpet. An 18-year-old woman was arrested in the theft. Giving up on old-fashioned padlocks and trust, some churches, synagogues, governments and ordinary citizens are turning to technology to protect holiday displays from pranks or prejudice. About 70 churches and synagogues eager to avoid the December police blotter jumped at a...
  • President Bush Hosts Hanukkah Reception (Plus, Daniel Pearl's Parents Light Menorah)

    12/10/2007 5:07:05 PM PST · by Cinnamon Girl · 21 replies · 84+ views
    White House ^ | December 10, 2007
    Please click on the link and then on the "play video" to hear President Bush's speech at the annual White House Chanukah Party. Afterward, Daniel Pearl's parents, Ruth and Judea light the chanukiah. (No offense to anyone, but I'd turn it off after "Maoz Tzur".) Text of speech: 5:27 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Good evening. Laura and I welcome you to the White House. Mr. Attorney General, thank you for being here. Secretary Chertoff, and family. Hanukkah is a time of joy and festivity in the Jewish religion. We're honored to gather with members of the Jewish community...
  • Holiday Shopping: Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is (vanity)

    11/23/2007 3:44:32 PM PST · by Lexinom · 104 replies · 368+ views
    <self> | 11/23/2007 | <self>
    Holiday Shopping: Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah FRiends! This is the time of year that is special because is engenders the spirit of giving and selflessness of its sacred origins. Each of us, in his or her own way, has a special place in our heart for this joyful time. As we put others' needs and desires first, as we look forward to the expression of surprise and delight on our loved ones' faces as they receive our gifts, as we peruse the ailes, let us consider the economic import of our duty. Some...
  • Christmas & Hanukkah Gift Ideas For Your The Muslim Jihadists You Love

    11/25/2007 5:47:29 AM PST · by roguejew1965 · 5 replies · 175+ views
    MensNewsDaily ^ | 11/25/2007 | Ze'ev Haas
    Are you having trouble trying to figure out what to buy your favorite Jihadist for Christmas this year? Look no further, The Rogue Jew is here to help you out so that you dont LOSE YOUR HEAD this holiday season, we wouldnt want to disappoint that favorite IslamoNazi in your life. Is there a Muslim that you know that likes to go camping in Iraq or Iran? Perhaps he or she enjoys those nice long weekend getaway at their favorite cave in the mountain regions of Afghanistan? For that special Islamofacist/Outdoor enthusiast, the Koran now comes in two ply. No...
  • Happy HANUKKAH!! (Pictures from Moscow & Israel)

    12/04/2007 2:55:50 PM PST · by Alouette · 48 replies · 99+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Dec. 4, 2007
    Jewish men celebrate Hanukkah at Manezhnaya square in the centre of Moscow December 4, 2007. The Hanukkah holiday, or the Festival of Lights, is one of the most important Jewish holidays and is celebrated by Jews worldwide. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA) ALOUETTE'S SON Jewish men celebrate Hanukkah at Manezhnaya square in the centre of Moscow December 4, 2007. The Hanukkah holiday, or the Festival of Lights, is one of the most important Jewish holidays and is celebrated by Jews worldwide. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA) Ultra Orthodox Jewish men light candles on the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in a Jewish neighborhood of...
  • The Real Hanukah: A Celebration of the Religious Right

    12/04/2007 1:29:33 PM PST · by Alouette · 9 replies · 250+ views ^ | Dec. 13, 2006 | Michael Medved
    Who are the bad guys in the Hanukah story? And who are the good guys? These are serious questions with serious consequences. Most Jews (and certainly most Christians) dismiss the winter holiday as a trivial, feel-good festival about candles, potato pancakes, spinning tops (dreidls),and eight nights of gifts, without coming to terms with its serious, relevant and distinctly uncomfortable messages. While frequently (and fatuously) described as a celebration of tolerance, Hanukah is more properly designated as an annual re-dedication to the values of the Religious Right. No wonder that so many American Jews (with their reflexive, often ignorant liberal instincts)...
  • Y O U R C O M P L E T E C H A N U K A H G U I D E

    12/03/2007 12:59:38 PM PST · by MeanWestTexan · 26 replies · 319+ views
    Chabad ^ | 12/3/2007 | Chabad
    ---------------------- Lighting the Darkness ---------------------- Some 2,200 years ago, the Land of Israel came under the rule of the Syrian-Greek emperor Antiochus, who issued a series of decrees designed to force his Hellenistic ideology and rituals upon the Jewish people. He outlawed the study of Torah and the observance of its commands, and defiled the Holy Temple in Jerusalem with Greek idols. A small, vastly outnumbered band of Jews waged battle against the mighty Greek armies, and drove them out of the land. When they reclaimed the Holy Temple, on the 25th of Kislev, they wished to light the Temple's...