In the spirit of the season, here is a brief history of one of the biggest celebrations in the Jewish faith, Hanukkah.
After a bitter war with the Greeks in 165 BCE, the Jews had to reclaim their defiled temple that had been converted to worship Zeus. A large celebration was planned. For the celebration, the Maccabees wanted to light the menorah. They looked everywhere for oil, and found a small flask that contained only enough oil to light the menorah for one day. Miraculously, the oil lasted for eight days. This gave them enough time to obtain new oil to keep the menorah lit. Today Jews celebrate Hanukkah for eight days by lighting candles in a menorah every night, thus commemorating the eight-day miracle.
Hanukkah starts today and will last for the next eight. For more information on the holiday and the Jewish Faith, visit:
I chose to keep this in the religious section because I would like to discuss its history in relation to the religious beliefs that surround it. The temple of G-d was made into a temple for Zeus by the Greeks and then reclaimed for G-d by the Jews despite the fact that they were out numbered and over match weapons wise. This holiday stems from a miraculous event in both the lighted menorah and the victory over the Greeks.
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*
|In the spirit of the season, here is a brief history of one of the biggest celebrations in the Jewish faith, Hanukkah.|
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
A Hidden Hanukkah Tale Of A Woman An Army And Some Killer Cheese
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Many Jewish families celebrate with foods such as latkes and donuts that are fried in oil, to honor a holiday miracle. But some Jews also eat dishes like blintzes and kugels that are made with cheese. How did cheese make it onto the menu? The story starts with a beautiful widow.