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Losing the Chanukah Battle

Are you prepared to give your life for Judaism?

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Published: December 17, 2011


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Visitor Comments: 34

(33) rivka, January 1, 2012 9:23 PM

you are right. To a great degree we have lost, but one must never give up hope that the little spark of Judaism within each one of us will come out. I try to act appropriately at my job so that my non-Jewish and Jewish non-religious co-workers see how a frum Jew can act (I try my best since it is an awesome task). My husband and I have tried to instill important Jewish values to our children and can only hope that they will perpetuate these values on to the next generation.

(32) willy, December 31, 2011 7:03 AM

with all do respect, I disagree

Jews don't do Christmas. they do Chanukah.and there is an difference. if you change one persons life then you won. and if this country would try to do what you said and repeat what the Greeks tried to do, then in honor of my grandpa who was an Jew, I will fight some things are worth fighting for and this is one of them

(31) Etaoin Shrdlu, December 26, 2011 6:22 AM

No, we've won that war.

Fortunately, in this country (America) the government would not and cannot try to do what Antiochus Epiphanes did. Our Constitution forbids it, and most Americans would resist such an attempt. Your cry that we are losing the “war on Chanukah” reminds me of the (so-called) Christian right’s phony “war on Christmas”. Please don’t ape their example.

(30) J. Arthur Rook, December 23, 2011 5:25 PM

Survive thru determination.

It only takes one Jew that is aware that all power comes from our G_d! David did not hesitate and changed the outcome as should we.

(29) Bonnie, December 23, 2011 10:28 AM

Do not be down hearted. Know this. The L-rd sees you, keeps you and blesses you. He is with you. I am not talking about some up there thing. I am talking about Living, Present and Close to you. All things considered; what more could you ask for.

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