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Op-Ed: The meaning behind Chanukah
News Queens Courier Staff 12/12/2012 at 10:32AM

BY RABBI YOSSI BLESOFSKY Chanukah — the eight-day festival of light that begins on the eve of the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev — celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, of purity over adulteration, of spirituality over materiality. More than 21 centuries ago, the Holy Land was ruled by the Seleucids (Syrian-Greeks), [...]