ed note--as we have covered on this website as of late, Hanukkah, (or, as the late, great, and greatly-missed Mike Piper used to call it, 'H'Nooka') is not 'Jewish Christmas' as some like to call it. It is not about lights, latkes, and laughter.
It is the event where Judaic religious nutcases hunted down and murdered en mass other Jews who had become friendly with the ways of the Greeks. Abandoning their Judaism and its insane legal system of 613 laws as handed down by the warlord Moses,
[Ron: The system of 613 laws specified in the Talmud were not 'handed down' by Moses. They were concocted by rabbis building on the lies, distortions and plagiarisms of Levites who wrote the Pentateuch some 800 years after the time of Moses. In fact the Talmud was not completed until around 500 AD, ie a time interval AFTER Moses that is almost as long as the interval between today and the life of Esu Immanuel (aka Jesus the Christ).]
these 'Hellenized' Jews had come to understand the mental/spiritual prison that had been their Judaic lifestyle and opted for freedom, and as a result of having chosen as their motto 'give me liberty or give me death', were rewarded by the Maccabee Ju-hadists with the latter.
But of course, Judea, Inc simply cannot have H'Nooka be remembered as such, for to operate in such close proximity to the ugly truth would be jes' a lil' too close for comfort.
And so, they did what Jews always have done/always will do best--
Contort, confuse, confound, cloud, conceal, etc...
All fancy words for lying.
Instead of H'Nookah being about murder, religious intolerance and Ju-had, instead--ABRACADBRA, ALAKAZAM--it becomes about--
Pretty, glistening, glimmering, festive lights...Just like...just like...well, just like a Christmas tree...
But what it is really all about is Ju-had, and not just against those Jews who 'defected' from their Judaism, but indeed, Ju-had against Greece, Rome and all Western institutions who were/are seen as responsible for the defection of so many from 'the truth path'.
Propaganda is the art of telling people what to think without them realising that’s what you are doing... - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Propaganda-is-the-art-of-telling-people-what-to-think-without-them-realising-that-s-what-you-are-doing.shtml
THE HANUKKAH HOAX - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/THE-HANUKKAH-HOAX.shtml
8-Year-Old Suspended For Saying ‘Merry Christmas’ To Teacher. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/8-Year-Old-Suspended-For-Saying-Merry-Christmas-To-Teacher.shtml
Christmas Parties Banned – Could Somehow Offend Somebody!. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/Christmas-Parties-Banned-Could-Somehow-Offend-Somebody.shtml
It’s Time to Rebrand Hanukkah for the 21st Century - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/It-s-Time-to-Rebrand-Hanukkah-for-the-21st-Century.shtml