Happy Hanukkah! It’s the first night of Hanukkah for Jews, a celebration of the restoration the Temple after it was profaned by Greeks around two hundred years BCE.
Hanukkah is a post-biblical holiday, but strangely one that is in the bible for Roman Catholics but not Jews or Protestants. I wrote up quite a bit about Hanukkah in the Bible last year, so please check it out.
Don’t want to tour memory lane? That’s fine! So check out this fun music video by the Maccabeats explaining the history of this fantastic holiday:
(It’s catchy, isn’t it?)
Up next: Thoughts on Advent