Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

Eight thoughts for this Chanukah

On Thursday, Dec. 7, Jews around the world will begin celebrating Chanukah. Each night, we will light the candles placed in our Chanukiahs to remember yet another time in our history when Jews faced the possibility of annihilation. In 167 B.C.E. Judah Maccabeus and his brothers led a revolt against Antiochus, the Seleucid king who had tried to eradicate their religion. This Jewish festival commemorates the recovery of Jerusalem and the subsequent rededication of the Second Temple

Now, 2190 years later, Jews are facing another enemy whose goal is to wipe Jews off the face of the earth. Israel i...


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