Chanukah 5777 - Assimilation is not an option

by Hylan Slobodkin

December 31, 2016

Under the oppressive and cruel leadership of Antiochus, Israel was subjected to a systematic attempt to replace Jewish culture with Greek culture. But assimilation was not an option for Matityahu and the Maccabees, and it’s not an option for us! Our responsibility on this Festival of Lights is to let our light shine to illuminate the darkness around us. Even a little faith can move a mountain. Even a little light expels darkness.
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