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December 14, 1984 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-12-14

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Traditional recipes enliven Festival of Lights

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THE JEWISH NEWS

THIS ISSUE 40c

SERVING DETROIT'S METROPOLITAN JEWISH COMMUNITY

DECEMBER 14, 1984

THE
LIGHT OF
'CHANUKAH

BY RABBI EZRA BOYARSKY
Special to The Jewish News

Chanukah — the Festival of
Lights and Rededication which
begins on Tuesday evening —
commemorates one of the most
momentous events in Jewish and
world history; it marks the very
first struggle for religious
freedom recorded in the annals of
mankind.
Judah Maccabee's daring
uprising against Antiochus'
tyrannical regime and religious
oppression, initially appeared to
be a rash, suicidal escapade of a
small, ill-equipped band of
guerrilla fighters doomed to an
inevitable, crushing defeat at the
hands of the overwhelming
Greco-Syrian legions. But in
defiance of all odds against them,
the Maccabean resistance
fighters, motivated by a blazing
patriotism and an irrepressible
faith in their cause, delivered a
lightning blow to the enemy. This

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