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Chanukah – It’s Complicated!

Rev. Paul Oakley

The version of Chanukah that has served Jewish children for millennia works if you don’t need it to tell the whole truth. The oil lasted eight days. Miracle! Judaism was saved from a foreign foe. Miracle! Latkes, gelt (chocolate money), dreydl, lighting the chanukiah. Everybody’s happy! But wait. There’s more…