For John, BLUF: Chanukah should be a Christian celebration also. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From the Blog Sultan Knish (Author by Mr Daniel Greenfield) we have a meditation on Chanukah, "A Dangerous Holiday"
Holidays are a calendar. They mark points in emotional and physical time. They remind of us who we are.I have always, since I read Macabees, understood that this is about revolution and the overthrow of oppressors.
Many of those celebrating Chanukah celebrate a holiday that does nothing more than celebrate 'celebration', the rituals and rites of entertainment, a special food, a symbol whose meaning they don't remember and a little family fun.
Chanukah is many things but it is not a safe holiday. It is a victory celebration in a guerrilla war. It is a reminder that Obama's war on Jerusalem was preceded long before him by Antiochus's war on Jerusalem. It is a brief light in a period of great darkness.
And, I see it as a precursor of the freedom promised by Christmas.
Hat tip to the Instapundit.
Regards — Cliff