This is lovely, and just what we need as we head into Shabbos and the fourth night of Chanukah.
It’s not just the cultural and religious sensitivities that make celebrating Hanukkah “downrange” in a predominantly Muslim land a bit of a challenge.
It’s the little things, too — like finding out that the base dining facility does not have kosher sour cream, seemingly a must for any potato latkes worth the name.
While the ceremonies do not come close to reaching the fever pitch associated with Christmas on bases downrange, servicemembers at several bases in Iraq paused Tuesday night to mark the first of Hanukkah’s eight nights.
To read the entire article from Stars and Stripes, please click here.
Hat tip: Republican Jewish Coalition
Here’s a nice history of Chanukah by Joshuapundit.