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12/2010

For this month--here's what we posted to our News & Insights section!

Hallel. . .in praise and thanksgiving!

  • Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • Evelyn Gibson
  • Insights

MenorahThis evening at sundown marks the beginning of Hanukkah--a significant celebration by a people who endured generation upon generation of bondage to foreign enemies.

More than 21 centuries ago, the Holy Land was ruled by Syrian Greeks who wanted to forcefully engulf the people of Israel.  But a small group of faithful Jews defeated an army of Greeks, drove them from the land and reclaimed the Temple in Jerusalem and rededicated it to God.

As the Jewish historical narrative recounts, when they went to light the Temple's menorah, they found only a single vile of olive oil that hadn ...

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