What if? l Worship
Last updated 12/13/2017 at Noon
Tonight we celebrate the second of eight nights of Hanukkah.
Each night of Hanukkah I proudly place my lit menorah in my front window sill so passersby can see that a proud Jew celebrating Hanukkah lives in my house.
Because I live in a welcoming and inclusive community, I can do this comfortably without fear of an anti-Semitic response.
The traditional explanation for Hanukkah is that it commemorates the triumph of Second Century B.C.E. Jews living in Judea (Palestine) over forced assimilation by the ruling Greek-Syrians.
The Maccabees, a significant part of the Jewish community back t...