Hanukkah History The
Has anyone else considered that this is probably the most politically incorrect holiday there is? I mean this is a holiday celebrating insurrection, war, and murder.
Not that I mind *evil grin*
While it is a very cool holiday, it is not supposed to be one of the biggest celebrations in the Jewish faith. It is a minor holiday. It is only extremely popular in the US because it's level of celebration has exploded out of competition with Christmas.
In fact, the extremist R. Kahane once wrote an essay called "Down with Hanukah", mocking the Reform, Reconstructionist, and Conservative movements because - with the exception of the strictest of the Conservatives - the holiday goes against everything they teach. You can read the essay at https://www.kahanetzadak.com/hanukah.html
, if you're interested. Edited: deadhobbit on 9th Dec, 2005 - 5:07am