Happy Hanukkah!

Hanukkah starts tomorrow night at sunset.  David Goldman explains beautifully how important this holiday is to our modern understanding of individual freedom, the value of life, and faith in God.  It is not, and shouldn’t be, Christmas’ echo.  Each holiday is an important remembrance in its own right.

And here’s a little happy song to get your holiday off to a good start:

 

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  • SADIE

    I really hate it when a moonbat/moonbeam hijacks the holiday.




    (SacBee) — Gov. Jerry Brown sees a modern day message for proponents of solar power in the story of Hanukkah.
    Speaking at the Capitol Menorah Lighting this morning, the Democratic governor cast the eight-day Jewish holiday, which begins tomorrow, as a good time to reflect on “the whole idea that we’re running out of oil so we need a miracle.”
    Today’s miracle, he said, “is not to find more oil, but to utilize the sun.”

  • shirleyelizabeth

    Having been taught this story as a Christian, I have always wondered why we didn’t still mark the miracle. As I understood it, the reason I don’t celebrate the traditional Jewish holidays that commemorate events I believe in (like passover) is because I also believe Jesus Christ came and fulfilled their meaning or purpose. But I never understood why we didn’t celebrate this miracle. As the author ties it’s meaning back to the temple it makes more sense to me, and the story I was taught has more meaning as well. What a beautiful holiday. I hope you have a wonderful Hanukkah.

  • http://bookwormroom.com Bookworm

    Thank you, shirleyelizabeth.  As someone who grew up in a mixed home, I have the pleasure of celebrating both Christmas and Hanukkah and, I hope, of appreciating the profound messages both holidays send.

  • http://poliwogspoliblog@blogspot.com poliwog

    Thanks for the video.  My kids and I have really been enjoying the holiday videos you’ve been posting.