Tag Archives: chanukah

Chanukah in Our Times

The story of Chanukah begins in the year 167 BCE, when a Greek Macedonian kingdom centered in what is today Syria had tried to outlaw the Jewish religion in Israel and replace it with Hellenistic culture.

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Watch But Don’t Look

‘Don’t let the lights….see your wallet.’ In the prayer recited after lighting, there is a phrase: ‘these candles are holy and we have no permission to use them.’

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The Radermans to Be Honored as Lamplighters for Boulder Menorah Lighting

Each year the Boulder County Center for Judaism selects a member of the Boulder Jewish community to receive the special honor of lighting the giant community menorah. This year’s Lamplighters are Josh and Bonni Raderman, who have been lighting things up Jewishly in Boulder for many years.

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A Declaration of Interdependence: Hanukkah is a Feast of Solutions

The lesson of Hanukkah that I am suggesting we consider for 2017 and beyond is to stop pointing our fingers at Agribusiness, Big Pharma, the Fossil Fuel Industry. I suggest that we can refocus our language and our behavior on our own agency and how it impacts our global interdependency.

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Soliloquy of Yehudis

Given the present day focus on gender abuse, the story portrayed here about Judith and the Maccabees seems to have particular contemporary relevance.

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