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Chanukah—it’s not just about a miracle anymore

It's not easy being green

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/chanukah/article/chanukah_its_not_just_about_a_miracle_anymore_20071130

One of the Jewish calendar's most widespread and public observances, the Chanukah holiday has traditionally emphasized two miracles: the military victory of Jewish rebels over Greek invaders and the one vial of oil that lasted for eight nights. However, just as other holidays have seen their historic purpose shaped to contemporary narratives, Chanukah is increasingly being used as a vehicle for other Jewish agendas that seem to stray far from the holiday's original meaning.

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