Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Hanukkah 2013: The Festival of Lights - Eric Golub

The music can be heard all over the world as blue and white pride is expressed by Jews in every corner of the globe.

“Hanukkah oh Hanukkah, come light the Menorah…

Hanukkah oh Hanukkah will all dance the Horah…

Gather around the table, will give you a treat…

Lots of tasty chocolates and latkes (potato pancakes) to eat…

Hanukkah oh Hanukkah, come light the Menorah…”

The Festival of Lights is upon us as the celebration of the Maccabees is lived from sundown on Wednesday, November 27 until sundown on Thursday, December 5th.

Happy Chaka Khan! Time to break out the Dreidels (spinning tops) and spin them faster than an ultracentrifuge.

Every year brings something different, and 2013 brings “Thanksgivingukkah.” Normally Hanukkah is celebrated around the time of Christmas or slightly earlier. It sometimes even stretches past New Year’s Day. This year it begins before Thanksgiving for the first time since 1888. This convergence between Thanksgiving and Hanukkah will not occur again for almost another 78,000 years. For the linguistically challenged, both spellings of the holiday have eight letters. Adding a “C” requires subtracting a “K.” It is Chanukah or Hanukkah.

Regarding the holiday itself, some myths need to be dispelled. People hear that the Jewish fighters only had enough oil for one day, and miracle of miracles, the oil magically lasted for eight days. This is the warm, fuzzy, sanitized story told to children.

Hanukkah in actuality is the Jewish version of July 4th. It is a Neocon holiday. The Jews battled some Greeks and crushed them.

Read Eric's full The Washington Times article HERE

Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian

Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.”

Eric is 100% alcohol, tobacco, drug, and liberalism free. Follow Eric on Twitter @TYGRRRREXPRESS.

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