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ADVENT 2017 - PEACE #6

Four random thoughts of Light on this 4th night of Hanukkah.

Thursday or Friday is usual my “run errands” type of day. If I go on Thursday, I can hit our local grocery that gives senior discounts. 539 more words

The Hanukiah

One of the things I’ve said ever since my youth is, “You don’t know what you don’t know until you know what you don’t know and then you don’t not know it anymore, ya know?”  But I would like to add to this that even then a person never really truly knows.  1,057 more words



The reasons behind the successful Maccabean revolt against the Seleucids were more political

than religious. The Maccabees / Hasmoneans set up a Hellenistic state on Jewish soil that lost its political independence in the conflict with the Romans, but gained a new cultural identity under Herod and his successors.