Hannukah – The Story
Posted on 6th December 2012
I found this article today that I thought gave a clear and lucid account of the history behind the channukah story. It’s something that many people overlook and especially for those of you out there less familiar with Judaism, it’s definitely a fascinating read.
The lesson of Hanukkah is that even the struggles that saved a people are dappled with tragic irony, complexity and unattractive choices.
Reflecting on the meaning behind the festival brings a rather different set of issues to light than when examining Christmas and its origins. At least from my perspective a much more down to earth, gritty and almost painful reflection of sacrifices we make.