When anyone finds out that I’m the founder of the Secret Society of Happy People, inevitably, I get one of two responses. The optimist can’t help but grin and often says, “How do I join?” The pessimist can’t help but get that frozen look on their face that poses the question, “Are you one of […]
So, you’ve always wondered what Hanukkah is all about? Well, during a time of terrible conflict in Israel, there wasn’t enough oil to keep the lights on in Jerusalem’s Temple.
But by God’s miracle, darkness did not prevail. So, to remember what happened, Jews observe the eight-day Festival of Lights — Hanukkah or Chanukkah (but the “c” is silent).
A rabbi might wrinkle his brow and say there’s a lot more to the story — that in 165 BC,