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Israel Thing: Chanukah – Po ve’Sham (Here and There)

Israel Thing: Chanukah – Po ve’Sham (Here and There)

Chanukah – Po ve’Sham (Here and There) The truth is Chanukah doesn’t carry much religious significance. Indeed, the holiday’s historical basis – the Maccabean revolt and the rededication of the Holy Temple – is described in the books of Maccabees, but it is one of the few Jewish holidays not mentioned in the Bible itself. Nor does Chanukah come with the religious restrictions on work that the true chaggim have (much like the restrictions on Shabbat) other than for a few minutes after lighting the candles. Nevertheless, it’s one of the most celebrated and fun Jewish holidays both in Israel […]

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