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STORY OF CHANUKAH
HOLIDAY ART: 8 Facts About Chanukah You (Probably) Didn't Know. By Matisyahu
Most people are familiar with the miracle of oil, chocolate gelt, and dreidel fun. Here are 8 informational nuggets of a lesser known variety.
Judah the Maccabee's Five Lessons for Barack Obama
From the story of Chanukah, we see how
to fight a guerrilla insurgency. From the Maccabees, we learn how to rally a people and a nation. Here are Chanukah's five geopolitical lessons.
Guilt, Gelt, and The Gift of Giving
Essayist, Humorist & Author
Holiday compassion, which most of us value but seldom practice, is the opposite of holiday commercialism, which most of us practice but never value.
Christopher Hitchens spreads a little holiday cheer today with an essay denouncing Hanukkah. Like all Hitchens' work on religion, it's smart, witty and totally frustrating.
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