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The True Meaning of Hanukkah

posted on December 11, 2012

At The New York Times, Hilary Leila Krieger has an op-ed about the evolution of Hanukkah from a modest Jewish holiday into a “holiday for Jews who wanted to fit in with other Americans celebrating the holiday season.” During the commercialized eight nights of Hanukkah, it is easy to forget that the holiday is really celebrating “a committed band of people led a successful uprising against a much larger force, paving the way for Jewish independence and perhaps keeping Judaism itself from disappearing,” Krieger writes. 

Read at The New York Times