Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Modern Maccabees

I was thinking about Hanukkah and the Maccabees.  The Maccabees were a small group of faithful Jews who weren't concerned about public opinion.  Not of the Hellenist Jewish majority and certainly not of the world at large.  They were only concerned about God, His Torah and His Land. The fought for their beliefs even though they were very few, and they had to fight their own brothers.

Hellenism is long forgotten and Hanukkah is still being celebrated all over the world.  The president of the United States makes a Kosher Hanukkah party every year in the White House.

The Jewish holidays are supposed to make us stop and think and learn something about how we should be and what we should hold dear.  Who are the Maccabees of today?  Here is one suggestion...

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