Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Was Hanukkah a Reaction to Secular Liberalism?

Originally published 12/8/10, 8:02 pm.
«In a broader sense, the miracle of Chanukah was much more than the over-extended burning of a bottle of oil; it was the victory of the Hasmoneans over the Greeks, of the Torah over secularism. The Greeks were in essence a liberal, open-minded society, not a barbaric nation given to mass-executions and bloodbaths. Their desire was to "enrich" Jews with their "enlightened" way of life; with their arts, culture and philosophy.»

Olas Shabbos - Chanukah, 5760 - Torah.org


Shalom,
RRW

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In our society, too, they try to clamp down on those who reject their "enrichment".