ChanukaH!..Where the ReaL MeN Were

Where have all the good Men gone.

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.

Physical obstacles did not thwart them.
They did not dhimmi themselves.
They didn’t try to..um… logically “reason” with the enemy.

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.

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I see the miracle of Man.
The military victory.

The Maccabees went to battle against the biggest, strongest army at the time. No cowering. No cringing. No tremblin or shakin in the knees.

They did what men do, when threatened by a deadly, evil enemy who sought to eradicate them all. They Took up arms. Booyahhhhhhhhhh!

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Courage, self-sacrifice and deep, unswerving loyalty and Faith in God.

There is a righteous time to take up the Fight.

Everyone’s a pacifist between wars. It’s like being a vegetarian between meals.
Colman McCarthy
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Where have all the good men gone indeed.

Happy Chanukkah one and all!! jewishani-uddy.gif

Ya want the short version sweet friends?
“They tried to kill us, we survived, let’s eat!”

The custom is to eat foods fried or baked in oil, preferably olive oil, due to the fact that the original miracle of the Chanukkah menorah involved the discovery of the small flask of oil used by the Jewish High Priest.

Among the delicacies are potato pancakes, known as “latkes” in Yiddish. Israelis, eat all kinds of doughnuts, especially jelly doughnuts which are deep-fried in oil. Mmmmmmmmmm.

Dig in!!

Feel free to email me for secret recipes. hehcool2.gif

May your candles and inner light be rekindled this year sweet friends.
May your Faith be renewed.
May all your traditions be preserved.
May you find depth and meaning this holiday season and peace in your precious heart.
May your home may be blessed with light, laughter and…most of all buckets full of love. chanukahdreidel.gif

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31 Responses to “ChanukaH!..Where the ReaL MeN Were”

  1. MK says:

    Good on ya Angel, i’ll be hitting the olive oil tonight for sure.. :)

  2. Dee says:

    Gave you some linky love today :-) .

  3. Kevin says:

    mmmmmm, Giant flat tater tots….

  4. wordsmith says:

    Happy Hannukah!

  5. Yankee Doodle says:

    It’s amazing how we have been dumbed down in school, to where kids these days don’t really learn about history like they should.

    I guess the idea in dumbing us down is that if we don’t know about the past, we will be that much more easily condemned to relive it.

    But, more importantly, and more to the point:

    Mmmm…. doughnuts!

  6. American Interests says:

    Yea those doughnuts look great…swell post angel…

  7. Gayle says:

    Happy Channukah, Angel!

    I love this: “Everyone’s a pacifist between wars. It’s like being a vegetarian between meals.” LOL!

  8. heidianne jackson says:

    this is my favorite time of year. the historical rememberances and all the great food and family and love. unfortunately, most people focus primarily on all the food and presents.

    thank you for reminding all of us that we have forgotten love appeasement more than freedom. happy channukah, angel!

  9. Daniel Ruwe says:

    Happy Channukah, Angel. The history of this holiday is interesting. In my opinion, the Israeli’s today are the spiritual descendants of the Machabee’s.

  10. Perri Nelson says:

    Happy Channuka Angel!

    That food looks delicious.

  11. nanc says:

    YOU PUT THOSE CANDLES OUT!

    …something to do with globular swarming…

    hag sameach, woman!

  12. Rastaman says:

    Don’t forget to get lots of exercise after eating all that high calory stuff. ;-)
    Happy Channukah!

  13. middleclassguy says:

    People forget the real historical signifigance of holidays. Thanks for reminding us.

  14. hammer says:

    Indeed. Very good post. There are plenty of people out there that feel the same way but our voices are drowned out by the bleating of sheep.

  15. Debbie says:

    Happy Hannukah Angel. Great post. You’re killing me with all that good food, ha. I’m headed to the kitchen to start cooking.

    God bless all the brave men and woman who stick to their beliefs.

  16. Rosemary's Thoughts says:

    Is DNI trying to sabotage intelligence?…

    Many of the newspapers and TV Variety Shows (formerly known as newscasts) have found it their purpose in this war to sabotage all of President Bush’ efforts to keep us safe every since September 11, 2001. They will not show what happened that day …….

  17. Dwana says:

    “They tried to kill us, we survived, let’s eat!” Yeah, buddy! Too bad that far too many Jews today have swallowed liberalism and are now almost as much a threat to their own survival as the jihadis are.

  18. Jungle mom says:

    thank G-d for real men willing to fight, then and now! And enjoy the food!!!

  19. Brooke says:

    Happy Hannukah to all you evil Zionists out there!

  20. D. Ox says:

    Happy Chanukah to you and yours, Angel!

  21. Joe Gringo says:

    Happy Hanukkah Angel, you dang Jews and ‘yer food! ;-)

    A old girlfriend of mine’s stepfather was Jewish, loved their get togethers……was always a great time.

    Thanks for the re-cap of hanukkah, true men that’s for sure.

  22. Pela68 says:

    As Homer Simpson would have put it:

    Mmmmmmmmmm Foooooooood!

    Then again I’m not familiare with these kinds of food, I’d rather munch on a smoked fish, or on Palt! (Not that I would not try it if I ever get the chance). OH, oh- or Suovas- lightly smoked reindeer meat which you frie or grill. Or Reindeer or Moose jerky (dribble, drool!). Mnnnghaaah! I got to go and have a snack…

  23. The Random Yak says:

    Do you have doughnut recipes? Yes please! Doughnuts are among the few “perfect foods” known to man – except when stores start trying to make them “low fat” “no trans-fat” and otherwise healthy, in which case I must resort to making them (or having someone else make them) at home! Would love the recipes if you have them – for latkes too!

  24. Blue Star Chronicles says:

    Wear Red on Friday Links…

    Busy, busy, busy!!! I have to get to the mall before the crowds today. I am SO not ready for our trip! But I wanted to put up some links before I take off. Yes, I know its already noon – that’s why I’m in a hurry! I am NOT a mor…

  25. Defiant_Infidel says:

    Happy Channukah, Hot Rod! From our little home in the woods to yours in the Mega Apple… prayers and blessings.

  26. Yankee Doodle says:

    I forgot to wish you Happy Channukah.

    Happy Channukah!

  27. Blog @ MoreWhat.com » Blog Archive » MoreWhat Matters: Today’s Blog List says:

    [...] Woman Honor Thyself Says: December 6th, 2007 at 3:16 am ChanukaH!..Where the ReaL MeN Were…Where have all the good Men gone. 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. …… [...]

  28. Incognito says:

    To you too, Miss Angel. Any baked dishes? Don’t eat fried.

  29. Jason says:

    Happy Hanukah to you and yours Angel! I pray for the peace of Israel and believe the only path to that peace is the rising up of men like you describe here to defend her from her enemies without AND within.

  30. Planck's Constant says:

    A Light Unto All the Nations…

    Just as the Christians had their 12 days of Christmas, the Jews had to have their holiday but at wholesale, not 12 days bubele, but for you, only 8 days. …

  31. bernie says:

    We live in a time when we need Americans to be like the Maccabees, not only brave in heart, but clear in the vision of who is threatening us.