Chanukah - 8th day

Ian Jeffrey

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Mar 2013
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A little bit about what Chanukah is and is not (in reverse order, taken from a FB post):

Chanukah IS NOT:
  • Jewish Xmas
  • About anything to do with Jesus
  • About presents
  • About upstaging Xmas by being eight days long
Chanukah IS:
  • A celebration of maintaining minority identity in the midst of an overwhelming majority
  • A celebration of triumph over religious and political tyranny
  • A celebration of the triumph of a tiny band of freedom fighters who won over a huge and highly trained military
  • A celebration of the importance of passing on to one's children their heritage, identity and history
  • A celebration of the tenacity of a people to live, and be who they are
Whatever, however and whether you celebrate, may your heart be filled with gratitude, generosity, kindness and hope in this time of light.
 
May 2016
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A little bit about what Chanukah is and is not (in reverse order, taken from a FB post):

Chanukah IS NOT:
  • Jewish Xmas
  • About anything to do with Jesus
  • About presents
  • About upstaging Xmas by being eight days long
Chanukah IS:
  • A celebration of maintaining minority identity in the midst of an overwhelming majority
  • A celebration of triumph over religious and political tyranny
  • A celebration of the triumph of a tiny band of freedom fighters who won over a huge and highly trained military
  • A celebration of the importance of passing on to one's children their heritage, identity and history
  • A celebration of the tenacity of a people to live, and be who they are
Whatever, however and whether you celebrate, may your heart be filled with gratitude, generosity, kindness and hope in this time of light.
Thanks for sharing, please ignore the simple minded detractors that may show up.
 
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A little bit about what Chanukah is and is not (in reverse order, taken from a FB post):

Chanukah IS NOT:
  • Jewish Xmas
  • About anything to do with Jesus
  • About presents
  • About upstaging Xmas by being eight days long
Chanukah IS:
  • A celebration of maintaining minority identity in the midst of an overwhelming majority
  • A celebration of triumph over religious and political tyranny
  • A celebration of the triumph of a tiny band of freedom fighters who won over a huge and highly trained military
  • A celebration of the importance of passing on to one's children their heritage, identity and history
  • A celebration of the tenacity of a people to live, and be who they are
Whatever, however and whether you celebrate, may your heart be filled with gratitude, generosity, kindness and hope in this time of light.
Great picture! Is that from your house?
 
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WonderfulOregon
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I tried to use atonement in a post..."Cohen's sins". Can you say atonements...I couldn't find it on the web as plural.

And is Chanukah 9 days and so 9 candles? And is the middle one lit last?

Happy Chanukah...btw
 
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