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On this wonderful Thanksgiving Day I also want to wish all of our Jewish friends a very Happy Hanukkah. This is a special day because Hanukkah and Thanksgiving are not going to fall on the same day for another 77,795 years.
I especially want to wish Linda a very special day. She and I have been friends for over 30 years and she was with me the night I met Jim. She has shared some very special times with me.
Also, Danny and Shula. Haven’t yet met these blogging friends but they come to the United States from Israel for six months each year to RV and explore. Someday we will get to meet in person.
“The story of Hanukkah is one of revolution and miracles: Greek influence over the Jews in the Land of Israel had become an affront to Jewish culture and ritual. Antiochus, the Greek ruler, forbade Jewish religious practice, so a small group of Jews, the Maccabees, revolted. These Jews eventually prevailed and, as a first order of business, restored the Holy Temple, which had been desecrated. The menorah in the Temple needed to be re-lit because, according to tradition, it should burn continuously. The Temple liberators found one vial of olive oil, enough for one day of light. Miraculously, the oil lasted for eight days.”
Have a wonderful day filled with all kinds of miracles.