Hannukah and Miracles

By Marcie Lenk

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), January 2002

The author analyzes the historical origins of Hannukah. She posits that although the cruse of oil lasting eight days is a myth one outgrows, the power of this myth allows us to see God behind the military victories of the Maccabees, behind the physical dedication of the Temple and its vessels, and behind the light in the darkness.

Topic: Theology, History, Holidays

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 32/586

Page Number(s): 14-15

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Lenk, Marcie. Hannukah and Miracles. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). January 2002: 14-15. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6344


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