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Chanukah 2018: Same Enemies, Same Conflicts

Today is the first day of Chanukah. And here is a timeless message from Simon the Maccabee: “We have not taken a foreign land, nor did we take the property of others — for this is the inheritance of our fathers, which was for some time unjustly possessed by our enemies. But we, having the opportunity, […]

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Chanukah 2017: The Battle of the Maccabees Continues

Today is the first day of Chanukah. And here is a timeless message from Simon the Maccabee: “We have not taken a foreign land, nor did we take the property of others — for this is the inheritance of our fathers, which was for some time unjustly possessed by our enemies. But we, having the opportunity, […]

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Chanukah 2015, The Same Bloody Ground

A Chanukah Message from Simon the Maccabee: “We have not taken a foreign land, nor did we take the property of others — for this is the inheritance of our fathers, which was for some time unjustly possessed by our enemies. But we, having the opportunity, returned to us the inheritance of our fathers.” — […]

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The Old-New Chanukah War 2014

On December 5, 2012, The New York Times filed this story: Cheering U.N. Palestine Vote, Synagogue Tests Its Members. Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, a large synagogue on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is known for its charismatic rabbis, its energetic and highly musical worship, and its liberal stances on social causes. But on Friday, when […]

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Thanksgiving, Chanukah 2013

The problem with liberty is, once achieved it becomes like oxygen — something taken for granted. Said John Adams, “There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” For the first time, and never again, the first day of Chanukah will be celebrated on Thanksgiving. This is a moment in time we should […]

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The Old-New Chanukah Wars

On December 5, 2012, The New York Times filed this story: Cheering U.N. Palestine Vote, Synagogue Tests Its Members. Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, a large synagogue on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is known for its charismatic rabbis, its energetic and highly musical worship, and its liberal stances on social causes. But on Friday, when […]

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