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 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.