It’s a festival of lights, a thanksgiving, commemorating the re-dedication of The Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabeean revolt in the 2nd Century BC, who fought the tyrant Antiochus IV Epiphanes who desecrated the temple’s oil. Light one candle on your Menorah tonight, if you’ve got one. 🙂
Me, I’d like to thank Alan Gura for a fine year, and especially for his dedication to the civil-rights of gun owners, and wish him Happy Hannukah and good luck in the upcoming year. Toda raba
Maybe I’ll pop over to Andronico’s and pick-up a bottle of He’brew Jewbelation Ale to celebrate. It’s made by Schmaltz Brewing, a small company that started in San Francisco and it’s good stuff.