Where have all the good Men gone.
In 175 BCE Antiochus ascended to the Seleucid throne.
Under his reign, the Temple in Jerusalem was looted.
Jews were massacred, and Judaism was outlawed.
Yup. Here we go again eh.
When the commanding and dominant Syrian-Greeks sought to eliminate and entirely do away with Jewish life in Israel, the Maccabees did what REAL men do:
They fought back.
Mattathias, a Jewish priest, and his five sons Jochanan, Simeon, Eleazar, Jonathan, and Judah led a rebellion against Antiochus. A rebellion.
They didn’t convene Congress or call a board meeting.
Guess what. They didn’t even stop to ask for a second opinion from France or The Kingdumb.
Most see the miracle of Chanukah solely in the jug of oil which lasted eight nights instead of one.
I see the miracle of Man.
The military victory, inspired by Faith in God.
They did what men do, when threatened by a deadly, evil enemy who sought to eradicate them all.
They Took up arms.
Physical obstacles did not thwart them.
They did not dhimmi themselves.
They didn’t try to..um… logically “reason” with the enemy.
HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO.
AMERICA, THE FREE WORLD, AND ISRAEL SURE COULD USE ONE RIGHT ABOUT NOW.
In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; The Christians called it ‘Christmas’ and went to church;
The Jews called it ‘Hanukkah’ and went to synagogue;
The atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say ‘Merry Christmas!’ or ‘Happy Hanukkah!’
or (to the atheists) ‘Look out for the wall!’ Heh.
HAPPY CHANUKKAH sweet friends.
WE WILL NOT SUBMIT.