December 20, 2011
While many are still in the last-minute Christmas rush, those who celebrate the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah are beginning their eight-day celebrations this week. On the 20th at sundown, they will start their festival of lights, a holiday that remembers the story of freedom and oil that lasted their temple lights eight days instead of merely one.
It's a story that all of us can relate to, a story of faith over doubt and hope in dire times.
For those of you who do celebrate the holiday or those interested in learning more about it, we have a nice selection of books on the holiday for children and adults.
To all our Jewish friends and family around the world, Chag Sameach!
South Independence Branch