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Daily Briefing: HANUKKAH: A HOLIDAY FOR OUR TIMES

Hanukkah as the Messy Middle:  Elana Stein Hein, Times of Israel, Dec. 7, 2023
The Meaning of the Menorah:  Seth Mandel, Commentary Magazine, Dec. 7, 2023
The Battle Cry of Hanukkah Arynne Wexler, Tablet, Dec. 5, 2023
The Self-delusion of Secular Jews:  David Mamet, Unherd, Dec. 7, 2023
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FOR FURTHER REFERENCE:
Hanukkah Celebrations Are Being Cancelled Due to Explicit and Implicit Antisemitism Gidon Ben-Zvi, Algemeiner, Dec. 7, 2023 — Anyone still clinging to the belief that there is a difference between hating Jews and wanting Israel to disappear now needs to explain away another inconvenient truth: Why scheduled Hanukkah celebrations across the United States, Canada, and elsewhere are being canceled.
 
The Maccabees, the Greeks, and the Origins of the Conflict Between Hellenism and Hebraism Philologis, Mosaic, Dec. 21, 2022 — In the days of Matityahu, . . . the wicked kingdom of Greece rose up against Your people Israel to make them forget Your Torah,” begins Al ha-Nisim, the “For the Miracles” prayer that is said during these days of Hanukkah. The revolt of the Maccabees was of course not a revolt against the country we call Greece, nor did “the wicked kingdom of Greece,” malkhut Yavan ha-r’sha’ah in the Hebrew of the prayer, rule that country.
 
How Judith Became a Hanukkah Heroine Sarah Ogince, JNS, Nov. 18, 2021 — Holding a sword in one hand and a severed head in the other, she is terrifying and beautiful, a personification of the feminine power to entice, destroy and redeem.
 
Why Let Anti-Semites Define Jewishness?:  Daniella Greenbaum Davis, WSJ, Dec. 15, 2023 — For Hallmark consumers, Hanukkah is a familiar and uplifting story: A subjugated people (the Jews) rise up against their tyrannical oppressors (the Seleucid Greeks) and prevail against all odds with grit and God’s help. It’s a made-for-TV narrative. But it’s also incomplete.

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